Danger zone for our children

PRESSURE groups have in recent times accused social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and TikTok of harmful effect on children, including shortened attention spans, promoting negative body images and making them vulnerable to online bullies and predators.

Studies have shown a relationship between excessive social media use and poor sleep quality, sleep difficulties and depression among youth. Those aged 10 to 19 are at particularly vulnerable stages of brain development, when risk-taking behaviours reach their peak.

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Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Brian Martin is the managing editor of The Star.


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