Updated February 10, 2020 10:38 AM
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A new review of several studies shows the potential detrimental effects of social media use on adolescents. This confirms what many parents have long feared.
Results in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association Find out Social media use is linked to psychological problems, self-harm and suicide. Using social media for more than two hours a day is associated with higher depression and suicidal thoughts in girls.
According to a survey, 10 minutes after browsing Facebook, girls are feeling negative. The longer the time, the higher the risk. It’s 17-year-old Maya Behl who can prove it.
“Being on social media has made me more isolated. Even though it is supposed to be a connection, it is really very alienating,” he said.
According to the review, children who spend less time individually socializing are at greater risk and easier access to information on how to commit suicide online. Carol Dilley’s 12-year-old son Gabriel took his life exactly one year ago. His company, The light of Gabriel, Helps promote the use of secure technology.
“Kids can’t get away from all this peer pressure, and I think it’s just scary. I don’t want to be a kid right now,” said Dilly.
Researchers say that parents should talk to their children about risk through social interaction. Instead of banning it, they should limit screen time to set a good example for both their children and themselves.
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