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App targeting children and teenagers with eating disorders and body image issues

Karl O'Callaghan

Instant chat service, Kik has been scrutinised for the harmful impact it is having on children and teenagers with eating disorders and body image issues. The app has pro-anorexia and bulimia groups, some of which set eating goals and punish users who fail to meet eating guidelines by demanding naked pictures.

University of WA senior lecturer, social media and body image expert, Marilyn Bromberg spoke with Karl O’Callaghan on Perth Live.

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Karl O'Callaghan
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