According to Oxford researchers, the time adolescents spend on social media has trivial effect on their life satisfaction. The scientists discovered that the time spent online only has a little impact on how both girls and boys may reduce their use of social media as a consequence of feeling bad, and that only girls tend to limit their activity in this domain for such a reason.

“99.75% of a young person’s life satisfaction across a year has nothing to do with whether they are using more or less social media”, said Professor Andy Przybylski from Oxford University, coauthor of the study. The team of researchers encourages parents to stop worrying about how much their kids spend on social platforms and instead start to talk with them about their online experiences. A really good piece of advice.

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