In a world where technology seems to advance tremendously, new evidence suggests that social media platforms may be harmful to a teen’s mental health. A new study published in the Lancet Child Adolescent Health Journal says that social media can interfere with teen’s sleep and exercise, which can then harm their mental health. Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN says there are clear changes in the brain during social media use but, what’s unknown is whether there are long term effects.
Parents are encouraged to help teens spend less time on social media by setting limits, keep devices out of bedrooms at night, and know your child’s social media habits. Parents, also pay close attention to how much you are on your phone around your children as well.