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Student Research Guide WQ23/ Snapchat v. Instagram: Negative Impacts on Teens

By Kyleigh Lynn

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               The article was written by Behzad Foroughi, Mark D. Griffiths, Mohammad Iranmanesh, and Yashar Salamzadeh in 2021. Recognition needs, social needs, and entertainment needs all contributed to Instagram addiction. There are positive effects of intagram addiction on social anxiety and depression 

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The article was written by Avinash Collis and Felix Eggers in 2022. A randomized research trial among students, the daily digital activities over the course of three quarters of an academic year. They randomly made half of the participants a maximum of 10 minutes per day. In the end, social media didn’t decrease a student's academic ability. 


The Historical Timeline was written by Grey House Publishing Inc. in 2019. In 2003, social media started getting big, Facebook was created in 2004, YouTube was created in 2005, Twitter was created in 2006, Pinterest was created in 2010, Snapchat was crated in 2011, Facebook messenger was created in 2016, and TikTok was created in 2016. 


The article was written by Isabelle Graf, Teresa Kruse, Bert Braumann, Karolin Hoefer, and Daniel Ehlebracht in 2022. Social media plays a major role in the daily life of adolescents and has become highly interesting for healthcare research as well. The aim of this study was to explore the social perception of orthodontic-related posts on twitter and Instagram by young adults. 


The article was written by Beatriz de Paulo, Vera Damazio, and Manuela Quaresma in 2020. Social media apps like Instagram have become crucial sources of information, social connection, and entertainment for the socially isolated. Instagram brings predominantly positive experiences to its users, but negative emotions related to an excess of information and content consumption were also relevant.


The article was written by Anna Lavis, and Rachel Winter in 2020. Online self-harm content has been a recent focus of concern across academia, policy, and the media. It has been argued to encourage or even cause acts such as self-cutting through mechanisms of contagion. Our data show that peer support is the central component of online interactions around self-harm. Young people accessing such content are likely to already be self-harming; they may turn to social media to understand, and seek help for, their actions and feelings in a context of offline stigma and service support gaps.  


The article was written by Sheng-Cheng Lin, and Xuan-Ru Zheng in 2023. Parental involvement in social media has a positives relationship with dissatisfaction. Disconfirmation of psychological owenership and disconfirmation of self-disclosure have a negative relationship with dissatisfaction. The greater the users dissatisfaction with social media is the greater the intention to migrate social medias. 


The article was written by Cara Walters in 2021. The average snapchat user opens the app 30 times a day, snapchat was cofounded by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown in 2011. Snapchat’s point of difference is the ephemeral nature of the platform where photos and videos sent by users disappear seconds after they have been viewed. Snapchat is a common way to communicate with friends and keep up with friends. 


The article was written by a Pakistan Observer in 2022. Social media addiction looks much like any other substance disorder and produce same neural circuitry or sense of pleasure that is associate with gambling and recreational drugs to keep consumers using their product as much as possible. Whenever you get a like, a share, or a favorable response to a post, it can trigger the release of a rewarding hormone “dopamine”. The more you are rewarded, the more you want to spend time on social media which makes you addictive to social media. 


The Article was written by Alana Papageorgiou, Colleen Fisher, and Donna Cross. Adolescent girls appear more vulnerable to experiencing mental health difficulties from social media use than boys. The presence of sexualized images online is thought to contribute, through increasing body dissatisfaction among adolescent girls. Sexual objectification through images may reinforce to adolescent girls that their value is based on their appearances. This study explored how sexualized images typically found on social media might influence adolescent girls mental health

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1.  Snapchat 

2.  Instagram 

3. Social Media 

4. Mental Health 

5. Sleep 

6. Focus 

7. School 

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