Teens must ‘get smart’ about social media

New research indicates that social media is leading young adolescent girls and boys down a.

Social media stress can lead to social media addiction

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as.

Frequent use of social media may compromise teenage girls’ mental health by increasing exposure to bullying and reducing sleep and physical exercise

First study to examine three mechanisms by which very frequent use of social media may harm mental health suggests efforts should be made to reduce young people’s exposure to harmful content, and the impact it has on healthy activities

Researchers find WhatsApp can be good for our health

Academics at Edge Hill University have found that spending time on social media, specifically WhatsApp, is good for our wellbeing

The influence of social media and children’s food intake

New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has.

Data show no evidence that teens’ social media use predicts depression over time

Results show that social media use did not predict later depressive symptoms among adolescents or college undergraduates

Negative experiences on social media tied to higher odds of feeling lonely

Positive interactions on social media are not making young adults feel more connected, whereas negative.

Social media use increases depression and loneliness

In the first experimental study of Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram use, University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt showed a causal link between time spent on the platforms and decreased well-being

How rants on social media can come back to haunt you

UC Davis study finds that negative chat has a much longer tail and stronger snowball effect than positive chat

Social media help young people to explore sexuality

We need to get away from the idea that social media has a negative impact.