Photo editing and feeling of inadequacy
In recent years, photo editing became accessible to everyone. With a few clicks, we can alter our appearance beyond recognition and when you scroll through Instagram, all you see are perfect faces without any flaws. It creates an unrealistic beauty ideal and a feeling of inadequacy, not only among teenagers but in all of us.
The Mental Health Foundation and other experts are calling for the introduction of guidelines to protect children from image-editing technology. They say that edited photos on social media are "fueling a mental health crisis because they are creating a warped sense of beauty".