Social networking sites make you sad!

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The more time you stay and follow the social networks, the happiness evaporated during adolescence.
The overuse of social networks during childhood can have a long-term impact on a person’s happiness, especially during adolescence, according to a study published in BMC Public Health.

British researchers from the University of London UCL and the University of Essex in the United Kingdom conducted a study to see the impact of the use of social networks for a long time on adolescents.
About 10 000 British teenagers aged 10 to 15 years from the British Household Survey (BHPS) participated in the study, a British database at the University of Essex.
The researchers evaluated the well-being of this group using two measures: happiness points based on a range of different questions about different aspects of their lives, family, and school, and another questionnaire focused on emotional and behavioral problems.

Girls who spend more time on social networks are less happy than others

The authors of the study found that throughout adolescence, the happiness score for girls dropped by about 3 points, from 36.9 to 33.3, compared to two points for boys, from 36.2 to 34.55, while the emotional problems of boys decreased and increased among girls.
At the age of 13, about half of the girls interacted with social networks for more than an hour a day, while about one-third of the boys interacted on social networks. At the age of 15 years, girls and boys interacted, but girls are slightly more than boys: 59 percent of girls versus 46 percent of boys spend about an hour or more a day on social networks.

D.Kara Booker, who participated in the study, said: “our findings suggest that it is important to monitor new Social networks, especially for girls, because that would have a negative impact on well-being later, especially in adolescence and possibly in adults. “


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