Swansea Research Adolescent Mental Health Be Seen
Their collaborative ongoing engagement work has highlighted the rapidity of change in the way young people communicate online. Once popular chat forums have been replaced by social networking image-based platforms. Image based social media platforms such as Instagram, Tumblr and TikTok have become increasingly popular in part because they centre around image and video sharing. Instagram is reported to be an important part of the daily lives of 44% of adolescents. The increasing popularity of image-based platforms has brought an increasing pressure on young people to ‘be seen’ in a particular way.