Kids Using Social Media Are Less Happy

Kids Using Social Media Are Less Happy.

Online social networking has proliferated worldwide and its impact is widespread on both adults and children. This study by the University of Sheffield researchers surveyed 4,000 U.K. children between 10 to 15 years old, from 2010 to 2014, focusing on the effects of their digital social media use had on their subjective wellbeing. The conclusion was that they were less satisfied with life generally. The very factors that may have resulted in these reactions are not unfamiliar with adults too; like negative social comparison with others with whom they are in contact on social media, the worsening effects of cyber-bullying on their outlook on life, and the time spent on social networking that is irrecoverable for other important areas in life.

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