Social Media and Skewed Perception

Social media platforms are saturated with endless filters people can use to edit their photos to achieve the perfect “aesthetic” picture for their feed, and young people are constantly pressured to use these filters to fit with society’s expectations. This creates an unrealistic, false sense of reality across social media platforms, whereby people’s lives have been condensed into aesthetic photos that portray what society deems as the perfect life. This interactive infographic investigates how the line between reality and fantasy can become blurred on social media, and supports young people to take a break from their screens and focus on activities that promote positive wellbeing.

8 Social media and skewed perception

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Project Number : 2020-3-IE01-KA205-082880