No Link Found Between Social Media And Mental Health Issues
Provided By - Video Elephant on May 05, 2021
There is “little association” between the use of technology and mental health issues.
This is according to a study of over 430,000 10 to 15-year-olds.
This contradicts the common belief that technology has harmful effects on the mental health of young people.
The study was conducted by The Oxford Internet Institute and published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.
The participants' feelings of depression and suicidal tendencies were compared with their social media and device use.
We couldn't tell the difference between social-media impact and mental health in 2010 and 2019, Andrew Przybylski, Co-Author of Study.
The researchers believe the connection between poor mental health and technology use is “not getting stronger”.