How to mitigate the impact of viewing distressing Instagram content

2022 – Flinders University

Researchers: Lead Investigator – Associate Professor Melanie Takarangi

Priority Area: Youth Mental Health

Overview: Although using social media platforms like Instagram can be positive, some experiences—such as exposure to explicit or upsetting content—may also be harmful, especially among adolescents. This project will establish the risk of adolescents’ exposure to distressing content evaluate alternative warnings that may work more effectively.