Maybe Social Media Isn’t Making Teens Depressed, After All. And Here’s What Likely Is.-Nir&Far

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Maybe Social Media Isn’t Making Teens Depressed, After All. And Here’s What Likely Is.-Nir&Far

Here’s what the Covid-19 lockdowns have revealed about teen depression.

What do bicycles and social media have in common? Soon after being adopted, each of these technologies brought on a tsunami of unjustified moral panic. Let’s start with bikes.

When bicycles burst onto the Victorian scene in the 1800s, they were a big deal. This cool contraption made it possible to travel much further and faster than you could ever go on foot. Better yet, bikes were a lot cheaper than horses (not to mention simpler to maintain).

You can read the NirAndFar blog post: Maybe Social Media Isn’t Making Teens Depressed, After All. And Here’s What Likely Is. https://www.nirandfar.com/social-media-and-teens/

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