Report links social media use to mental distress in teens

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A disturbing new study out this morning shows the potentially harmful impact that social media use has on the nation's teenagers the results of the Canadian medical association journal find social media use is links to mental distress self harm and suicide more than two hours of social media use the day is associated with higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts in girls in one study girls reported feeling negative after ten minutes of browsing Facebook according to the review kids who spend less time socializing in person are more vulnerable and easy access to information about how to commit suicide online increases risk researchers say parents should talk to their kids about the risks of social

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