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Social Media and Technology Is Linked to Higher Depression Rates in Girls, According to Study

Education World – Joel Stice

“Between school, parents, and peers, being a teenager has never been an easy part of life. Teens today arguably have an added level of scrutiny and pressure to navigate because of the ever-growing presences of technology and social media. Whereas teens of the past could find some escape from whatever was going on in their school lives after the final bell rang, that just carries over with the prevalence of texting and social media. And the more time a teen spends with their phone or tablet in hand, the more likely they are to be depressed and lack self-confidence — particularly adolescent girls, says a new study.”(more)

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