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The impact of social media on young people’s mental health

PUBLISHED: 18 April 2024 | LAST UPDATED: 10 May 2024

Our recent research found that the average person spends 145 minutes* on social media every day showing we’re more connected than ever before. It’s not so much the time we’re spending scrolling through feeds that’s the problem but more the content we consume when we’re on it. From affecting body image, to exacerbating pre-existing negative emotions, social media can have a complex impact on our mental health particularly for young people.

Read our full report to explore more about the potential harm and benefits of social media and what can be done to make social media a safer place.

*Top Social Media Statistics And Trends Of 2024 – Forbes Advisor

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