One social network ranked worst for young people’s mental health and wellbeing


Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds. 

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Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) published the report, #StatusOfMind, which gave the five most popular social networks net average scores based on ratings provided by young people. 

Among the five, only YouTube was found to have a positive impact. Snapchat was ranked the second most harmful platform, followed by Facebook. Read more…

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