Social Media & Eating Disorders: A Panel Discussion
2:00pm – 3:00pm
National Eating Disorders Information Centre (NEDIC), Online event
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, we have seen the function of social media expanding. In addition to providing people a platform to connect, social media is increasingly used as a means to provide information, influence policy, and carry-out education and work activities. Both research and lived experience demonstrate that social media has a powerful influence on body image, self-concept, and eating habits. Recent media coverage of Facebook’s data has brought issues related to technology and mental health to the forefront.
- explore the relationship between social media, body image, and eating disorders/disordered eating, from a variety of perspectives
- increase attendees’ understanding of strategies to engage with social media in a manner that supports recovery and mental health and well-being