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From Business Insider: Instagram and Snapchat were ranked the worst apps for children’s mental health

From Business Insider: Instagram and Snapchat were ranked the worst apps for children's mental health

Instagram and Snapchat are the social media platforms that have the worst impact on children’s mental health, according to a study published by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM).

The report — released on Friday and titled #StatusOfMind — examined the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health. It is based on responses from 1,500 young people (aged 14-24) from across the UK.

Children were asked to score how each of the social media platforms they use impacts upon 14 health and wellbeing-related issues, which were identified by experts as the most significant.

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From blog.instagram.com: Introducing Photos of You

From blog.instagram.com: Introducing Photos of YouPhotos are memories of the people, places and moments that mean the most to us. We have always sought to give you simple and expressive ways to bring the stories behind your photos to life. Your captions and hashtags capture the “what?” and your Photo Map answers the “where?” but until today we’ve never quite been able to answer the “who?”.

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From c|net: Instagram account crackdown spreads panic, fear of hacking by Jennifer Van Grove

From c|net: Instagram account crackdown spreads panic, fear of hacking by Jennifer Van GroveA number of Instagram’s 90 million active users are in a confused panic after being locked out of their accounts over the weekend, and several seem to believe they’ve been hacked.

On Saturday, the same day the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app enacted its revised terms or service, Yahoo Answers was inundated with threads from alarmed Instagram users who claimed to have lost access to their accounts for no apparent reason.

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