It is normal for children and young people to use online spaces to discuss a range of interests, including beauty, fitness, and health. However, there are instances where this content can be harmful.
Particularly when something encourages or glamorises disordered eating, unhealthy exercise regimes, or dangerous body modification and beauty practices.
Examples of Harmful Content
Why is This Content Harmful?
This content can be harmful to those who may be vulnerable to or are currently living with an eating disorder or mental health issue. This content can encourage unhealthy habits which a child or young person might not have engaged with before.
In some cases, influencers promote products that profit from exploiting low self-esteem and body image issues.