1887

Does Social Media really Pose a Threat to Young People’s Well-being?

image of Does Social Media really Pose a Threat to Young People’s Well-being?

This report examines the relationship in the Nordic region between the well-being of young people and their consumption of social media. Is the growing use of social media by young people a problem for their personal well-being and their participation in non-digital communities in society? The main conclusion is that we cannot judge the consumption of social media as something unequivocally positive or negative for the well-being of young people, without relating to a number of specific conditions, which significantly nuances the picture. We must relate to who uses the social media, which media they use and how long time they spend. We must also relate to how social media is used. When we take into account the above-mentioned conditions, we find a number of effects from young people's consumption of social media, which you can read about in the report.

English

.

Young people are digitally connected, but loneliness lurks beneath the surface

In this chapter, we will examine the parallel rise of social media andloneliness among young people in recent years. We will also considerwhat the available research actually tells us about the relationshipbetween these two trends.

English

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error