The potential impact of technology use on young people’s health worries science, which has published numerous studies on the topic.
In the 21st century when new technologies such as networking and social devices play an essential role in society, their potential impact on mental health, especially in the case of the young, worries science.
For this reason, there are many studies that have researched one way or another in this area, aiming to find out the potential impacts of the current higher use of technology.
In March, an investigation by a British university found this 40% of young people are addicted to smartphonesWhich is linked to lack of sleep.
Two months ago, prof a study Suggested that Heavy use of social media can affect well-being and self-esteem.
This Monday, May 3, another work has been published, which is in it “There is no evidence of an increased association between teens interacting with digital technology and mental health problems“.
With the goal of verifying whether technology is becoming more harmful to modern teens, the a study It analyzes changes in the associations between interaction with technology and mental health in three nationally representative samples.
Based on the responses of more than 430,000 people between the ages of 10 and 15 in the UK and the US, the research shows different results. On the other hand, the authors state thatInteraction with technology has been less associated with depression in the past decade“.
On the other hand, they indicated that, “Social media use has been closely linked with emotional issuesWhile they do not discover changes in other associations.
“So, There is little evidence of an increased association between teens’ interaction with technology and mental health“Of these young people, according to the study published in the magazine Clinical Psychology.
Finally, the researchers acknowledge that:It may be premature to draw firm conclusions about changes in your attachments to mental healthInformation on new digital media was gathered over a relatively short period of time.
In addition, they urge transparent and reliable cooperation between scientists and technology companies.
This article was published in Business Insider Spain by Carlos Galán Feced.