Media briefing: Social media & teen health


"An estimated 95% of teens use social media and, in a recent survey, nearly 1 in 5 teens reported being on social media platforms 'almost constantly.' SciLine’s media briefing covered how social media affects the physical and mental health of young people, including discussions about: social media usage patterns and drivers among different demographic groups; connections to mental health, including both benefits and harms; impacts on physical health via changes to sleep and eating behavior; and what parents and guardians can do to support young people’s safe and healthy social media use. Three scientists made brief presentations and then took questions on the record."




June 6, 2024