Today's internet technologies have downsides that are often discounted or denied by technology companies and their supporters.
This site provides lists of peer-reviewed studies, scholarly books, and articles that document the negative effects of social media use.
While not specifically mentioned in the SOU, SMH endorses the below legislation.
Details can be found https://socialmediaharms.org/united-states
All technological revolutions have unexpected consequences. The important point is to document, discuss and find ways of mitigating these externalities.
Read the Medium Blog Post:
Public conversations must change from "if social media has negative consequences" to:
SMH includes links to organizations that are developing answers to these questions.
Read more at:
Social Media Harms, Medium. com
The Journal of Adolescence published a study by Jean Twenge, Jonathan Haidt, et. al., on July 20, 2021 which demonstrated an increase in reported loneliness in school by teenagers world-wide since the wide-spread use of smartphones in 2012.
In a July 31, 2021 Op-Ed in the New York Times, they recommended