Alessia Tescione, Lidia Piccerillo


Social networks propose beauty standards that have dangerous implies on users’ body satisfaction. This study examines the impact of social networks on body image in a  sample of 92 preteens. An anonymous questionnaire was used to investigate the time spent on social networks and the role of sociocultural influences on body image . Results suggest the need to strengthen the capacity of the schoolteachers to implement didactic proposals based on positive development of body image.


body image;social networks; preteens

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