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CNN News June 22, 2018

What's the average age when kids get a social media account? | CNN

About 56% of US youth have their own social media accounts, according to Common Sense Media. The average age when signing up for an account was 12.6 years.

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Pediatrics JAN. 1, 2016

Media Use in School-Aged Children and Adolescents


This policy statement focuses on children and adolescents 5 through 18 years of age. Research suggests both benefits and risks of media use for the health of children and …

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CNN News JULY 17, 2018

ADHD study links teens' symptoms with digital media use | CNN

A new study on teens suggests that ADHD symptoms might be associated with engaging frequently in digital media activities, such as streaming video or using social media. The association was described as "statistically significant but modest."

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Link between social media and depression stronger in teen girls than boys, study says | CNN

The magnitude of an association between social media use and depressive symptoms appears to be much larger for teen girls compared with teen boys, a new study finds.

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#Blessed: Is Everyone Happier Than You On Social Media?

If you've spent time on social media, you've seen lots of pictures of people seemingly having a better time than you. They may be smiling, but they're not necessarily happy. What are they telling us?

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