Concerning Medical And Behavior Issues Emerging From Social Media Use (Especially In Teens and Girls)

Dec 10, 2021

I read an article that reinforces, from a medical standpoint, that social media is really harmful for our kids. A callout from the article: “Turns out the poorly regulated, 24-hour content mill of being Extremely Online is really threatening to our mental health!” I already knew this, but what is alarming is that the influences are going beyond mental health… social media (and this case, specifically TikTok videos) are affecting kids from a medical/physical standpoint.

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