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Too Much Screen Time: Teenagers & Unhealthy Social Media Use

Wednesday March 2nd, 2022

By : Oil City
Source : Oil City

According to a study by The National Institutes of Health, the proportion of young people in the U.S. between the ages of 13 and 17 years who own a smartphone is 89%, more than double the amount just six years ago. Consequently, 70% of teenagers use social media multiple times per day.

Evidence suggests that too much time spent on social media leads to an increase in mental distress, self-injury and suicidality among youth — especially among girls.

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