A new study by researchers at Brigham Young University found that the amount of time spent on social media does not directly increase anxiety and depression in adolescents. The corresponding article was published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.
The amount of time teenagers spend on social media has increased 62.5% since 2012 and continues to grow. Last year alone, the average time teenagers spent on social media was estimated at 2.6 hours a day. Critics have argued that increased screen time increases the risks of depression and anxiety in adolescents. Continue reading