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Does social media actually harm teens?

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The rates of suicide, anxiety and depression among young people have been on the rise since the 80s. Seattle Public Schools thinks social media is to blame… at least, in part. They and Kent school district are suing major tech companies over the role they may play in worsening mental health of youth who use their services.

Today we're asking: What does science tell us about the connection between mental health and social media?

Here to answer is Lucía Magis-Weinberg, Assistant Professor of psychology at the University of Washington.

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