LONDON: Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms that linked to the social media may cause lower self-esteem, and lack of sleep.
According to the analysing data from young people in Britain, the researcher found that 14 years old girls were heaver users of social media for more than three hours a day compare with a fifth of boys.
When the researchers looked at underlying processes that might be linked with social media use and depression, they has found that 40 per cent of girls and 25 per cent of boys had experience of online harassment or cyber bullying.
Hence, girls were also more affected when it came to social media use and concerns about body image, lack of sleep, low self-esteem and appearance.
The Professor at University College London’s Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care , Yvonne Kelly said that these findings are highly relevant to current policy development on guideline for using social media. -BERNAMA