Social media usage has been linked to mental health issues — here’s what TikTok, Facebook and Twitter are doing about it

Health September 28, 2021 News
Social media usage has been linked to mental health issues — here’s what TikTok, Facebook and Twitter are doing about it

From Marketwatch | The Margin by Katherine Wiles and Weston Blasi

The potential negative impacts of social media on mental health are nothing new. Study after study has shown that time spent on these platforms can disrupt sleep and expose teens to bullying and unrealistic views of other people’s lives. Links have been observed between high levels of social media use and depression or anxiety symptoms.

Some social media platforms have shown that they are aware of their influence on mental health by releasing updates to protect users and better their experience online.

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