Too Much Screen Time: Teenagers & Unhealthy Social Media Use
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.