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 reviews and books, and articles that use journalistic standards to document the negative effects of social media use. Potential Policy Reforms are also listed.
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Social Media Harms References
All technological revolutions have unexpected consequences. The important point is to document, discuss and find ways of mitigating these externalities.
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Public conversations must change from "if social media has negative consequences" to:
SMH includes links to organizations that are developing answers to these questions.
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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