After a brief hiatus, Weekend Reading makes its triumphant return to Hope 4 Hurting Kids with an interesting theory – Increased use of social media leaves teens and kids (and probably all of us) feeling more isolated.
In this report on a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Zawn Villines explains:
High levels of social media use are linked to greater feelings of social isolation, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Previous research on social media’s mental health effects is mixed. A 2015 study reported higher rates of unaddressed mental health concerns among teens who frequently use social media. A 2016 analysis found people who compare themselves to others on social media may experience depression. The same study also contends that users who rely on social media to access social support may experience a decline in depression…