BBC Radio Stoke with Liz Ellis on 23rd April 2021 – talking about self-esteem and the pressures that young people feel in respect of photos and social media.

I’m always bleating on about the negative impact of too much time on social media. Here, I talk to Liz Ellis at BBC Radio Stoke about filters, what’s real and what’s not and the influence that images on social media can have on us and our kids.

Prompted by upset caused by an ‘untouched’ photo being posted of a celebrity, we talk about image and the pressures on young people.
So, how do you feel about this? What counts as real and what counts as not? Is putting on make-up before taking a selfie ok? Does it matter if you use filters to alter how you look? How do you feel about showing up as the real you after weeks of posting ‘enhanced’ selfies?

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