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Social Media Use May Increase Teens Risk of Mental Health Issues

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-09-12/social-media-use-may-increase-teens-risk-of-mental-health-issues

I don't think this is at ALL surprising.  My children are adults now, but when they were teenagers - UGH, the DRAMA over social media, particularly Facebook.  Kids making nasty comments about others' appearance, the friending and unfriending frenzies... I don't miss that time, frankly.

Honestly, I have to be careful myself.  I don't take or upload many pictures of myself, because I worry about the reactions of others.  Do I look too old? Too fat? Do my eyes look crazy in this pic?  Anyone else feel like social media has some negative effects on your or your children's perception of themselves?
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I stumbled upon some article the other day that stated prolong use of social media for kids is as good as abusing on substances.

https://reachoutrecovery.com/giving-your-child-a-smartphone-is-like-giving-them-drugs-says-top-addiction-expert/


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