Social Media and Mental Health
by Brittney Brown

There are a variety of reasons why social media use contributes to negative well-being including relational aggression, social comparison, and social exclusion.

Because of where adolescents are in their social-emotional development, social media has a particularly strong negative impact on middle and high schoolers. This is the result of focusing on likes, cyberbullying and fake friends. 

The ongoing pressure to respond and post, and less face-to-face interactions is also negatively affecting teens’ and adults’ well-being. 



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