‘She opens the app and gets bombarded’: parents on Instagram, teens and eating disorders

Posted by on October 12, 2021 6:00 am
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Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, Michelle noticed her teenage daughters were spending substantially more time on Instagram.

The girls were feeling isolated and bored during lockdown, the Arizona mom, who has asked to only be identified by her first name to maintain her children’s privacy, recalled. She hoped social media could be a way for them to remain connected with their friends and community.

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