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Are Teens Addicted to Social Media?

The high-tech digital age is placing pressure on the teens of today. All of the social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tumblr are engaging teenagers in unhealthy habits, and they can’t stop, not even to sleep, sometimes. A recent study found that teens who engage in social media at night are at risk for increased anxiety and depression. Hence, it also disrupts their sleeping patterns (Udorie, 2015). Teens feel like they’re going to miss out on something and often wake up every time their cell phone dings. Plus, the emotional investment that teens have with social media is unhealthy. It’s a known fact that teenagers need more sleep than adults; with the lack of causing irritability, colds, flu symptoms, and are less likely to finish their homework.

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