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Girls and boys might be more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media use at different times during their adolescence, according to research published by an international team of scientists, including experts from the Oxford Internet Institute, on Nature Communications.



Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute said: «Currently the amount of time young people spend on social media is a “black box” to scientists and parents alike. To improve our science we need better data and to improve parenting around tech we need to start a new conversation. It’s not about social media being good or bad, it’s about what young people are up to, why they are using it, and how they feel about it fits into the greater picture of family life».

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