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Many Young People Recognize Negative Impact of Social Media and Have Considered Deleting Accounts

November 17, 2022

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Presented by Health Lab

According to a recent survey by U-M researchers, more than half of respondents ages 14-24 said they’ve deleted or thought about deleting their social media accounts or applications. Jane Harness, D.O., a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, suggests that young people are aware of how social media can negatively affect their mental health and have found ways to set boundaries to protect their mental well-being and safety. Harness explores additional findings and how the study could help youth who want to change their social media use.

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