More than ever, young people are being faced with increasing social pressure to look good, and this has manifested into an unhealthy obsession of social media appearance. The social landscape has become so diverse that it is hard to keep on top of its ever changing dynamic. In September 2016, another report was released citing that more girls are unhappy with their bodies than ever before and it seems as though the problem is growing.
Speaking about the new research, Chief Executive of Central YMCA Rosi Prescott said: “As uncovered in our World of Good report, and supported further by this research, one of the biggest issues affecting young people is, and continues to be, negative body image. Young people are even more vulnerable today with the rise in social media, which means we’re all responsible for combatting the anxiety that surrounds this topic.”