The literature review “Social media and mental health of young people” provides a theoretical framework to understand how to define and conceptualize connections between social media and mental health of young people. The review includes various theoretical models from the psychiatric, psychological, communication, and sociological fields. Leading researchers from various countries explore the global and cultural impact.

The review is developed within the project “CONFIDENT: Combating the negative influence of social media on mental health” is to provide a system supporting young people through youth work to work on changing their self-image. The project is implemented by Backslash (Spain), Ampersand (N. Macedonia), and CONNECT (Belgium) with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.