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The New York Times March 28, 2022

Does Social Media Make Teens Unhappy? It May Depend on Their Age.

by Virginia Hughes

A large study in Britain found two specific windows of adolescence when some teenagers are most sensitive to social media.

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Nat Hum Behav JANUARY 1, 2019

The association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use

A Orben et al

The widespread use of digital technologies by young people has spurred speculation that their regular use negatively impacts psychological well-being. Current empirical e …

Nat Commun MARCH 28, 2022

Windows of developmental sensitivity to social media

A Orben et al

The relationship between social media use and life satisfaction changes across adolescent development. Our analyses of two UK datasets comprising 84,011 participants (10- …

Pediatrics JANUARY 1, 2016

National Trends in the Prevalence and Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults

R Mojtabai et al

The prevalence of depression in adolescents and young adults has increased in recent years. In the context of little change in mental health treatments, trends in prevale …

BMJ Open OCTOBER 22, 2019

Social media use and adolescent sleep patterns: cross-sectional findings from the UK millennium cohort study

H Scott et al

This study provides a normative profile of UK adolescent social media use and sleep. Results indicate statistically and practically significant associations between socia …

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