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For better or worse: how does social media affect young adults’ well-being?

Rideout, Vicky (2018) For better or worse: how does social media affect young adults’ well-being? Parenting for a Digital Future (31 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A recent survey of US teens and young adults on social media and mental health found that while 15% found social media made them feel worse when they were depressed, stressed or anxious, 27% said it made them feel better. Here Vicky Rideout presents the main findings from the survey which was sponsored by two organisations working to promote adolescent mental health, Hopelab and Well Being Trust, and argues that a one-size-fits all approach won’t work. Vicky Rideout is president of VJR Consulting, specialising in national survey research about children, families and media in the US. She currently serves as the editor for Reviews and Commentaries at the Journal of Children and Media.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2021 15:06
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2021 23:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110175

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