14 June 2019 - Social media has become unhealthy for young people
Selena Gomez: Instagram 'would make me depressed'
(BBC News, 13/06/2019)
Speaking ahead of the release of her new film, she said social media negatively affected her self-esteem.
The 26-year-old told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, "it would make me feel not good about myself, and look at my body differently".
The singer added that despite having more than 152m Instagram followers, she doesn't go on it much.
Selena Gomez’s Comments About Social Media & Depression Show Why Making Space For Yourself Is Important
Nylah Burton (Bustle, 13/06/2019)
On the June 12 episode of LIVE With Kelly and Ryan, 26-year-old singer Selena Gomez opened up about the impact that frequent social media use had on her mental health, E! reported. Gomez said that she thinks it’s unhealthy for her and other young adults to be “fixating on all these comments and letting this stuff in.” Gomez continued on to say that social media would “make me depressed. It would make me feel not good about myself and look at my body differently and all kinds of stuff."
Because of this, Gomez said she doesn’t keep the Instagram app on her own phone, but will use someone else’s when she wants to post a picture or browse. Gomez also took a social media break in late 2018. During this same time, Gomez also decided to enter a treatment facility as a way to manage her anxiety and depression.
Selena Gomez: Social media is unhealthy
(EyeWitness News, 13/06/2019)
Selena Gomez finds social media "unhealthy", as she says she now spends less time on her accounts because they began to make her feel "depressed".
The 26-year-old singer used to spend much of her time engaging with her fans on social media, but has now said she's limited the time she spends on apps such as Twitter and Instagram.
Speaking about her decision to stop replying to comments, the Wolves hitmaker said: "I used to a lot, but I think it's just become really unhealthy, I think, personally, for young people, including myself, to spend all of their time fixating on all these comments and letting this stuff in.
Opinion: Break up with your social media
Nicola Frederickson (The State Press, 04/24/19)
The most liberating thing I have ever done was delete my social media accounts. I haven’t had a Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat in over two years because of the major role they played in my life.
I became subject to the yearn for validation of humans I was either close with, acquainted with or — the scariest part — people I didn't even know. The problem with social media is not only the constant itch to check what your friends are doing, but the comparisons made to nearly everyone around you.
Although I was enamored of my friends experiencing major life events, I found that the pace at which I was completing mine felt somewhat behind the curve. This false sense of reality that is portrayed through the fictitious lens these platforms enable begins to feel like a constant competition that I knew I did not want to win.