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Too Much Social Media: Bad for Teens?


Parents have long suspected that too much time on social media is bad for kids. New research now confirms a link—although not a causative one—between social media use and poor mental health.

Canadian researchers studied more than 750 students in grades 7-12. They found that teens who use social media sites for more than 2 hours a day are more likely to struggle with mental health issues. These teens were more likely to describe their own mental health as poor, and to also to say that they had mental health support needs that were not met.