8 May 2019

Social media impact 'trivial' on teens - major study

From Morning Report, 6:18 am on 8 May 2019

Rarely a week goes by without some discussion about the impact of social media on us all, and especially young people. Often the conclusion is that young people are spending too much time on social media and it's harming them. It might come as a surprise then that a new study has concluded that the effects of social media on the life satisfaction of teenagers are trivial in size. The University of Oxford study involved 12,000 British teenagers over eight years. Here's one of the authors Amy Orben explaining the findings.