In the Metro newspaper, today (11/9/15) was an article, on the effects of social media usage on teenagers.
The study outlined in the paper highlights the growing concern of social media and our reliance on it. Discussing the effect on our younger generation and the correlation between social media and anxiety with teenagers.
The study states that not only does social media cause teenagers to worry about ‘being in the loop’, but the pressures put on them to ‘always be available’. This leads to adolescence checking their phone at night, impacting on their quality of sleep, then causing sleep deprivation which has been linked to an increased vulnerability to ‘depression and anxiety’.