Study: Social networks cause mental problems in adolescents, most affected by women
A study for adolescents concluded that social networks cause mental problems and women are the most affected. Social networks cause depression, anxiety until insomnia, chronic stress and lack of confidence. These are some of the negative effects that adolescent girls are most likely to experience from the continued use of social media, according to a study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health by the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. in London.
The study was conducted through live interviews with 10,000 adolescents aged 13-16 years and shows how connected they are to social media, Facebook, Instagram, WatsApp, Twitter and Snapchat.
Nearly 60% of the psychological impact comes from their high exposure to cyber bullying and a lack of healthier activities. These teens sleep less, sleep poorly, and do less exercise and live in the open air. These negative psychological factors stemming from the use of social networks, in turn, affect only 12% of men.