BBC NEWS: Teenage social media use linked to less life-satisfaction for some

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Period28 Mar 2022

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  • TitleTeenage social media use linked to less life-satisfaction for some
    Media name/outletBBC News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionProf Bernadka Dubicka, an expert in child mental health at the University of Manchester, said: "This is an interesting study, reflects the complexity seen in vulnerable adolescents in clinical practice, and finally moves away from the unhelpful dichotomy about whether social media is or isn't harmful.

    "This study only covers a period up to 2018 - since then, social media use has become ever more prominent in young people's lives, particularly during the pandemic, and emotional difficulties, notably in older adolescent girls, have risen significantly.

    "It will be vital to build on this research to understand both the harmful as well as supportive role of social media in young people's lives."
    PersonsBernadka Dubicka


  • mental health
  • social media