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[Abstract Only] Study: The Adverse Effects of Social Media use on Young People’s Mental Health May be Caused by Exposure to Cyberbullying, Loss of Sleep, and Reduced Physical Activity

14 Aug, 2019 | 08:16h | UTC

Roles of cyberbullying, sleep, and physical activity in mediating the effects of social media use on mental health and wellbeing among young people in England: a secondary analysis of longitudinal data – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Social media use may harm teens’ mental health by disrupting positive activities, study says – CNN (free) AND Social-media use ‘disrupting teen sleep and exercise’ – BBC (free) Expert reaction to study on social media use and the role of cyberbullying, sleep and physical activity in the wellbeing in young people – Science Media Centre (free) AND Social Media’s Ill Effects in Teen Girls: 3 Factors Play Large Role – NEJM Journal Watch (free)


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