Oxford Researchers Conclude Social Media, Technology Use Not Linked To Mental Health Crisis
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After the study was completed, the researchers found that the “association between emotional problems and social media had increased, but their association with TV had remained stable.” Furthermore, they also found that “no credible changes were detected in the relationship between suicidal ideation and behavior and either social media or television.”
Though this was the conclusion that was reached, the Oxford team believes that further research must be conducted with unbiased data sets before anything further can be determined. These additional studies could be accomplished through “transparent and robust science” in partnership with technology companies who the study claims have better data than is currently available. Hopefully, as time goes on, these companies will open their data to help research the effects of technology and social media on children. In any case, let us know what you think of this study and its results in the comments below.