Qustodio: Social networks and eating disorders: How to find a balance?

 

 

 


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In Spain there are 400,000 cases of people who suffer from Food Conduct Disorder (TCA) and are expected to increase by 12 per cent over the next 12 years, according to the Fita Foundation

The hashtag#anorexia exceeds 5.5 million of publications on Instagram and #diet stands at 72 million.

Last year, Spanish minors spent almost three hours a day on the main social networks, such as “From the change to adaptation: ‘living and learning in a digital world’, published by Qustodio.

 

As reflected inGuide to Clinical Practice on TCAprepared by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, About 50% or 60% of cases of TCA are fully recovered, between 20% to 30% do so partially, and only 10% to 20% chronicize the disease.

Some influencers who give themselves food robes or who foster a healthy life, others who expose their fine bodies with tips to slimming. Social networks present the two faces to the disorders of food behavior, an increasingly socially present reality: inSpainThere are 400,000 cases of people sufferingFood Conduct Disorder (TCA)a figure expected to increase by 12 per cent over the next 12 years, according to theFundación Fita.

What is the influence of social media on this problem?On occasionof the International Day of the Fight against TCA,to be held on 30 November, sinceQustodio, the leading digital security platform for families, warn of the enormous influence of social platforms among minors. In fact, according to his last report, ‘From change to adaptation: ‘living and learning in a digital world’Last year the Spanish minors spent almost three hours a day on the main social networks. Guia y trucos de Tiktok

A time in which the youngest are exposed to digital content:

inInstagramthe hashtag #anorexia exceeds 5.5 million publications and #diet stands at 72 million.

Some contents that can encourage such behaviors or, on the contrary, support those who suffer them to overcome these disorders. And it is that one in 20 Spanish teenagers suffer anorexia, bulimia or athracon disorder, according to data from theSociedad Española de Médicos Generales y de Familia. Data that are triggered among women: 5% of young people between 12 and 21 years old have TCA, according toItaMental Health, which means 90% of the total affected in Spain.

High recovery
However, these disorders have high percentages of recovery. As reflected inGuide to Clinical Practice on TCA,developed by theMinistry of Health and Consumer Affairs, about 50% or 60% of cases of TCA are fully recovered, between 20% to 30% do so partially, and only between 10% and 20% chronicize the disease.

However, in view of their prevention, some of the behaviors that reflect these disorders are:

  • Constant changes in mood
  • Excess of diet
  • Rest of self-esteem
  • Visits to the bathroom after meals
  • Gross weight changes
  • Loss of menstruation
  • Hairfall

Eduardo Cruz, CEOQustodio, says that “social networks can be very dangerous for minors. To avoid this, it is essential to know which accounts they follow or who are the models of young people on social networks, what are their tastes or their preferred platforms. Having fluid communication about the online life of the youngest is a very useful tool to try to anticipate harmful behaviors.”

Qustodio: Social networks and eating disorders: How to find a balance?

Qustodio: Social networks and eating disorders: How to find a balance?

In Spain there are 400,000 cases of people who suffer from Food Conduct Disorder (TCA) and are expected to increase by 12 per cent over the next 12 years, acco

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Qustodio: Social networks and eating disorders: How to find a balance?
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