Young People, Social Media and Health

These evidence-based case studies demonstrate the varying ways young people use social media and the impacts of this behaviour on their health and wellbeing. The case studies are based on evidence generated with 1346 young people in the UK who worked with us to communicate their experiences of social media.

This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [201601/Z/16/Z].

Yaz – Relatable

Kelly – Connected

Leah – Peer Pressure

James – Peer Endorsement 

Jess – Fake Information

Harry - Adult support


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