We have written many posts based on articles in the press on the effects of Social Media, and its consequences on children. As reported in the New York Times a recent study in the UK has provided further granularity to a subject that is proving controversial for its diverging views. This new research adds to the data and concludes that,, depending on the age of a child Social Media can have a greater or lesser effect on them: “during early adolescence, heavy use of social media predicted lower life-satisfaction ratings one year later”. Finding a causal link between the two variables has always been difficult but the more studies are carried out the more this association is proven. Whatever the reality, Social Media should not be used by very young children and prolonged access is not good either. Our software on digital devices can enable this to be managed properly by a parent.

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