The pressure on teenagers to be always available on social media can lead to depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, according to a new report.
The research, carried out at the University of Glasgow, says the emotional investment involved in being available 24/7 is a major factor in reducing sleep quality.
But according to the psychologist who led the research, there is no definite conclusion on the cause of the link.
Dr Heather Cleland Woods explained: “Adolescence can be a period of increased vulnerability for the onset of depression and anxiety, and poor sleep quality may contribute to this.
“It is important that we understand how social media use relates to these. Evidence is increasingly supporting a link between social media use and well-being, particularly during adolescence, but the causes of this are unclear.”.. see more