Instagram- Worst Social Media App for Young People

Can social media be bad for your mental health? That's the question posed by this UK study. 

It underscores what a lot of us have been thinking... that young people are basing their self-image on how many likes they get and how their posts compare to those of others (many of which may have been doctored or edited).

It's a good conversation to have with young people.  And by young, this study focused on ages 14 to 24.  

 

Here's what they found, in a nutshell-- 

Read this to find out not only the impact, but the recommendations.  For one thing, they would like to see a pop-up warning to alert users that they have been online for too long---

 

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