access to trustworthy health information and for decreasing respondents’ levels of depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
But they all received negative marks, as well—especially for sleep quality, bullying, body image, and FOMO. And unlike YouTube, the other four networks were associated with an increase in depression and anxiety.
Previous studies have pointed out that young people who spend more than two hours a day on social networking sites are more likely to report psychological distress.
For example, seeing friends constantly on vacation, flaunting a luxurious lifestyle or enjoying nights out can make young people feel like they are missing out while others enjoy life. These feelings can encourage a ‘compare and despair’ attitude.
As we all know, social media posts can also set unrealistic expectations and create feelings of inadequacy and