CLOSER Policy alert: Government urged to commission new longitudinal research into impact of social media on young people’s mental health

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A new report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing calls on the government to urgently commission robust, longitudinal research into social media, mental health and wellbeing, to be funded by a levy on platforms.

The APPG recommends further research is prioritised into the following areas:

  • Whether the relationship between social media and mental health problems is one of cause or correlation.
  • The extent to which the impact of social media varies across different demographics.
  • Longitudinal research into understanding the impact of social media on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
  • Understanding what content is generating helpful or supportive conversations and what content risks being harmful.

For more information, take a look at the APPG’s #NewFilters report.

Find out more about the APPG on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing on their website.


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