Six in 10 teenage girls say they are “completely unhappy” – with poor self-image and a “toxic” social media culture fuelling despair, research suggests.
The study of more than 11,000 teenagers found that misery levels among girls were twice those among boys the same age.
Researchers said young girls were suffering from “toxic social comparisons” in a culture based on unrealistic beauty images, airbrushing and “likes” on social media.
The study of 14-year-olds by Warwick University found 63 per cent of girls and 37 per cent of boys described themselves as “completely unhappy” when asked to complete a questionnaire.
Can anyone point to any period in history when teenagers were balanced and entirely level headed? Even, any period when it was desirable that they should be?
Or one in which teenage girls were not competitive with each other over looks etc? Or boys with each other during and just after adolescence? I mean, you know, given that every army ever has relied upon that male grouping thing when wasn’t it?