Susan Reynolds

The Impact of Technology and Social Media on Youth Mental Health

Young people are growing up in the digital age. Their relationship with technology and screens is complex and multi-faceted. Technology and social media use have been linked to negative mental health effects in youth such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, and eating disorders. However, there are also positive associations such as staying socially connected, civic engagement, sharing resources, and creating virtual communities and support systems. 

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