Social Media Use in Adolescents
What once started as a way to reconnect with old classmates has now evolved into an anchor in many people’s lives. Social media is no longer simply a network to stay in touch with friends. It is now a source of entertainment, e-commerce, news, income, and a way to connect with strangers across the country or world—something that would not have been possible 20 years ago other than through pen pal programs. With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people at home more than usual, social media might even be their main connection to the outside world. Now that adults and teenagers have personal devices that enable this virtual social connection, access to social media is immediate and constant. But despite the many positive ways in which social media connects us to other humans, one important aspect must not be ignored: the growing body of literature connecting social media use to self-harming behaviors in adolescents.
Self-Harm Behavior in Adolescents
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