“A large observational study from Canada just found that early mental health problems for girls predicts later social media usage,” says Candice Odgers, PhD, a professor of psychological science at the University of California, Irvine. … Odgers says that there is “a small association between depression symptoms and social media use, and you see it pop up more consistently for girls.” But she says the biggest predictors of depression among young people remain a family history of mental disorder, socioeconomic hardship, and other factors that have nothing to do with technology.
Kids are staring at screens all day. is this really a problem?
Elemental, April 30, 2020
April 30, 2020