Exploring Identity Online: An Info Sheet for Young People

The internet and social networking have become a huge part of our lives. The online world brings lots of advantages – it allows us to connect with others, share our ideas, get creative, have fun and express ourselves.

But there can be downsides. Research conducted by The Diana Award in partnership with ASKfm and psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos shows how much pressure the online world can cause. Pressure to be online all the time, reply to things quickly, and look a certain way to fit in with others.