Social Media Networks May Contribute to Eating Disorders

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Social networks, such as Facebook, may be helping to spread eating disorders with the influence of TV and entertainment media:

"For parents who think flicking off the tube – or possibly transplanting their kids to a remote island like Fiji – will rescue their teens from the lure of sex, drugs and bulimia pervasive on reality shows, you’ll have to try harder.

Sure, you can steal the remote and ban Snooki and “America’s Next Top Model,” but you better be friends with your kids on Facebook (or steal their laptops) if you want to keep them from bingeing and purging.

Turns out social media is delivering the model thin image right to the computer screens of teens internationally, inspiring damaged body images and symptoms of eating disorders on a global scale."

Read More: http://balita.com/2011/01/13/facebook-secondhand-tv-spread-eating-disord...

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