The Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media


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The Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media

  1. 1. By: Sarah ScottImage: Kristine May
  2. 2.“Body image is the way that someoneperceives their body and assumes othersperceive them. This image is affected byfamily, friends, social pressure, and the media”What is body image?Image: Alice Bartlett
  3. 3. Body image is not atoy…the new wave ofsocial media hasperpetuated theglamourized ideal of theperfect imageImage:Sarah.Yusko
  4. 4.“Approximately 91% ofwomen are unhappywith their bodies andresult to dieting toachieve their idealbodyshape…Unfortunately,only 5% of womenpossess the body typeoften portrayed byAmericans in themedia”Image: Sixbysixtasy
  5. 5. In a poll by theUniversity ofWestEngland, 80.7% of men talkin ways thatpromoteanxiety abouttheir bodyimage orperceived flawsand 38% wouldsacrifice atleast a year oftheir life for theperfect image.-Denis Campbell, Health Correspondent, “BodyImage Concerns More Men thanwomen, Research Finds”Image:Slimmer_Jimmer
  6. 6. Mass media campaigns have recently been used as aplatform for sending a positive message to people ofall ages……And a message to speak upImage:Daphny Hellen
  7. 7. Different social media tools allow for anoutlet of expressionism and individualityWhether it is expressing astyle, writings, photography, passions, goaImage: Che-Burashka
  8. 8. The immediate access to millions ofpeople, “followers”, “likes” and “shares” has created anew realm of possible friendships that surpassesgeographical boundaries. The transparency of the internettheoretically fosters creativity and self-encouragement inImage:RubyJi
  9. 9. With “The Selfie” becoming a prominentphoto in Uploads on social mediawebsitesImage:Xamad
  10. 10. “The Selfie: is important and notalways in a narcissistic way”“It’s how we define ourselves, and present for others tosee. We rely on others perceptions, judgments andappraisals to develop our social self”-Christine Erickson “The SocialPsychology of the Selfie”Image:iJohn
  11. 11. “The “looking-glass self” is apsychological concept thatsuggests we develop our sense ofself based on the perceptions ofthose we interact with”-Dr. Pamela Rutledge, “TheSocial Psychology of the Selfie“How we see ourselves in themirror versus a regular photo isdifferent. The mirror shows areverse view, but also shows youalive and with movement”Image:Streunerin
  12. 12. The Selfie and all other Mobile Uploadscreates a projection of ones’ self image-Lindsay Graham, “From Bullyingto Relationships: Mapping ourOnline Communications”“Whether we’re creating ascreen name or avatar forourselves, or broadcastingthat the bar or coffee shopdown the street is one of ourfrequent hangouts, we areinevitably telling thosearound us something aboutwho we are as individuals”Image:Karin A
  13. 13. …BUTThe societal obsession withperfectionism contorts the purpose ofposting photos and actually adds to thenegativity and pressure surroundingbody imageImage: RedWelly
  14. 14. Social Media forums allow an opportunity for self-reinforcement whether it may be positive or negativeAnd negativity is a common trend on differentmedia websitesImage: Lisapieraccini
  15. 15. Cyber bullyinghas resulted as asocietal epidemicImage: Etep
  16. 16. “51% of all teens have had a negative experience withsocial networking… …Where educators consider cyberbullying as big an issue as smokingor drugs”-Ipos Reid 2011Survey of CanadianTeenagers; Pew 2007Image:dearjem
  17. 17. “Some statistics indicatethat as many as 160,000students a year skipschool just to avoid beingharassed, and texting andsocial media are making iteasier than ever to harassclassmates”-Society for Personality and SocialPsychology, “From Bullying toRelationships: Mapping our OnlineCommunications”Image: DewCon
  18. 18. Professor of psychology Anne Frisen has done research oncyber bullying concerning issues surrounding body image andidentity development-Anne Frisen, “Tough Broads overfedTrolls?: Tackling Cyber Bullies”“Victims of internetbullying have norefuge. Victims maybe continuously beharassed via SMSand websites, andthe informationspreads very quicklyand may be difficultto remove”Images: Polarizing & ZoofytheJinx
  19. 19. Are there any solutions?Image: Laucish
  20. 20. According to John Mendel, the operators of Twitters andFacebook have as much responsibility for stamping outcyber bullying as the individuals who write the offensivepostsImage: Ricko-Anne Frisen, “Tough Broads overfedTrolls?: Tackling Cyber Bullies”
  21. 21. -Facebook websiteFacebook’s Mission Statement is “to give people the powerto share and to make the world more open and connected”Society should uphold this mandate about opennessand connectedness and use these amazing tools to ourbenefit and what they were made forAll other social media websites do not havea mission statement to abide to…Image: Ricko
  22. 22. CreditsAll images from Tumblr and Flickr *Martu