Girls´ Mental Health & Social Media, New Study

Social media may affect girls’ mental health earlier than boys’, study finds

Psychologists find biggest effects in girls aged 11-13, while boys’ most vulnerable age seems to be 14-15

The researchers found no link between social media and wellbeing at other ages, except at 19 years old, when higher usage was again followed by a drop in life satisfaction for both sexes.

“We find there are certain ages, which differ between the sexes, when social media more substantially predicts life satisfaction,” said Dr Amy Orben, an experimental psychologist and first author on the study at the University of Cambridge. Read More

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