Women's Health

Limiting Social Media Use Among Young People Has Challenges and Benefits




Douglas Gentile, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames.

Ella Faulhaber, PhD candidate, Iowa State University, Ames.

Melissa G. Hunt, PhD, Associate Director of Clinical Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Elizabeth Ortiz-Schwartz, MD, team leader, adolescent inpatient unit, Silver Hill Hospital, New Canaan, CT.

White House Statement: “Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Actions to Protect the Mental Health, Safety and Privacy of Young People Online.”

Opinion of the Surgeon General of the United States: “Social media and youth mental health”.

Amelia Kennedy, 19, sophomore, point guard, Cardinals Varsity Basketball Team, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

Lauren Young, 25, a graduate of Georgetown University School of Law, Washington, DC.

Sarah Goldstein, 22, supermarket worker, Chatsworth, CA.

Max Schwandt, 23, salesman at a hiking store, Los Angeles.

Social Media Victims Law Center, Seattle.

journal of adolescent health: “Youth perspective on the effects of social media on well-being and self-modulation efforts.”

APA Open: technology, spirit and behavior: “The effect of self-monitoring of limited social media use on psychological well-being.”



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