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Old Yesterday, 01:29 PM
 
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Bingeing on social media isn't good for any teen, but new research has pinpointed three ways in which hours spent on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook may harm the mental health of young girls in particular.

"Almost all of the influence of social media on mental health could be explained by the three mechanisms examined -- namely experiencing cyberbullying, sleeping for less than eight hours a night and reduced physical activity -- all of which have known effects on mental health," said researcher Dasha Nicholls, a reader in child psychiatry at Imperial College London.


"The influence of these mechanisms in boys was much less marked, however, and it is likely that other mechanisms are operating that we were unable to explore," she added.

Not sure if this is the correct forum, but this is a major issue in all of our lives
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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM
 
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So...only girls? Is that because the boys are playing the violent video games? ;-p
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Old Yesterday, 02:37 PM
 
Location: california
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I know boys and girls that play war games but them selves passive individuals.
Negative influences in society though ,very little to do with video games, are much more responsible especially the media glorifying such action.
Bonnie and Clyde were the result of media hype.
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Old Yesterday, 02:54 PM
 
Location: california
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Remove the names of notorious killers and leave their legacy as unknown as the cactus that dies in the desert.
"here lies a dead criminal". and that is all the media should read. nothing more and nothing less. the media is responsible for many of the problems of society glorifying the tragic.
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Old Yesterday, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Remove the names of notorious killers and leave their legacy as unknown as the cactus that dies in the desert.
"here lies a dead criminal". and that is all the media should read. nothing more and nothing less. the media is responsible for many of the problems of society glorifying the tragic.
Simple answers are usually not effective for complex problems.

Besides people find out the names anyway, and the mythologizing takes place on the dark web or on 4chan,
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The main advantages of social media are speed of communication and the ability to connect with people far away. Beyond that though it's a terrible way to communicate. Good parents are careful to teach children about the hazards of drugs, but social media is another addictive medium that can harm the developing brain. I think it needs parental constraints just like the other hazards kids face, at least until they're older and more mature.
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Old Today, 11:06 AM
 
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So...only girls? Is that because the boys are playing the violent video games? ;-p
The research states it didn't have the same effect on boys:



"The influence of these mechanisms in boys was much less marked, however, and it is likely that other mechanisms are operating that we were unable to explore," she added.
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Old Today, 11:07 AM
 
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The main advantages of social media are speed of communication and the ability to connect with people far away. Beyond that though it's a terrible way to communicate. Good parents are careful to teach children about the hazards of drugs, but social media is another addictive medium that can harm the developing brain. I think it needs parental constraints just like the other hazards kids face, at least until they're older and more mature.
I know plenty of older, mature people just as addicted to their phones as teens. There is an addictive component to it, in general.
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Old Today, 11:09 AM
 
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Remove the names of notorious killers and leave their legacy as unknown as the cactus that dies in the desert.
"here lies a dead criminal". and that is all the media should read. nothing more and nothing less. the media is responsible for many of the problems of society glorifying the tragic.
They've been using the names less. CNN wouldn't name the Parkland shooter. I don't think their names are infamous as much now or used much, I don't even remember the names of the El Paso and Dayton shooters and it was only a couple weeks ago.
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Old Today, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I know plenty of older, mature people just as addicted to their phones as teens. There is an addictive component to it, in general.
Definitely. But one hopes that most mature adults have the mental tools to deal with it. Teens are still learning their mental administrative skills, so they may need a little external help.
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