Social Media dangerous to Girls

 SMTV Desk 2019-01-06 17:17:39  Social Media, Girls, Facebook, Whatsapp
Social Media dangerous to Girls

New Delhi, January 06: Here is the shocking news that, A much-higher rate of depression in girls is closely linked to the greater time they spend on social media, reported Media. Online bullying and poor sleep are the main culprits for their low mood, a new study reveals.

Research shows that many 14-year-old girls who suffer from depression also have low self-esteem, are unhappy with how they look and sleep for seven hours or less each night.

“Girls, it seems, are struggling with these aspects of their lives more than boys, in some cases considerably so,” said Professor Yvonne Kelly, from University College London, who led the team behind the findings.

The results prompted renewed concern about the rapidly accumulating evidence that young women exhibit a range of mental health problems than boys and young men, and about the damage these can cause, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

The study is based on interviews with almost 11,000 14-year-olds who are taking part in the Millennium Cohort Study, a major research project into children’s lives. It found that many girls spend far more time using social media than boys, and also that they are much more likely to display signs of depression linked to their interaction on platforms such as Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook.