Did you know that 40% of kids with learning and attention issues are also affected by anxiety and/or depression? A national survey 14- to 22-year-olds conducted earlier this year reveals a complex relationship between social media use and mental well-being.

According to the survey, many young people say social media helps them find connection, support, and inspiration during times of depression, stress, or anxiety. On the other hand, young people with depressive symptoms are more likely than other youth to say that when they use social media, they often feel left out or that others are doing better than they are.

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More CHC resources on social media and issues affecting the 1 in 5:

More Screen Time for Teens Linked to ADHD Symptoms

A study published in JAMA suggests that “almost constant” use of digital media by adolescents might increase their odds of developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Parenting Wired Teens – Video Presentation

Should teens’ media consumption be managed, and if so, how? How can you help your teen balance their time online and offline?  In this CHC Community Education session, several presenters provide information and their perspectives on this topic.

A Look at Social Media Finds Some Possible Benefits for Kids

New research finds that for 9- and 10-year-old children, greater social media use, such as scrolling through Instagram and texting, was associated with some positive effects, including increased physical activity, less family conflict and fewer sleep problems.

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Explore the EdRev Resource Library for a wealth of articles and presentations on topics related to learning and attention issues, mental well-being, and more.