Social Media Can Be a Risk to Young People

From a New York Times story by Catherine Pearson and Matt Richtel headlined “Social Media Can Be a ‘Profound Risk’ to Youth, Surgeon General Warns”:

The United States surgeon general, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, issued a public advisory on Tuesday warning of the risks of social media use to young people. In a 19-page report, Dr. Murthy noted that although the effects of social media on adolescent mental health were not fully understood, and that social media can be beneficial to some users, “there are ample indicators that social media can also have a profound risk of harm to the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents.”