Report - #StatusOfMind: Social media and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (UK)

Report - #StatusOfMind: Social media and young people’s mental health and wellbeing (UK)

23 May 2017

This report examines the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health based on research conducted in the UK.

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM), both based in the UK, have published a new report examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health.

The report includes a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health. According to this research, YouTube tops the table as the most positive with Instagram and Snapchat coming out as the most detrimental to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

More information on the RSPH website.

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