General Article Negative effects of social networking

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34% of 16–25-year-olds in the UK say they have felt depressed as a direct result of something they have viewed on a social networking website. Young women are more likely to be negatively affected by posts they have seen on social networks.

  • More than a third (34%) of young people in Britain have felt depressed because of something they have seen on a social network site, compared to 44% who disagree with this
  • Almost one in four (39%) women aged between 16 and 25 have felt miserable as a direct result of posts they have viewed on social networks, while 30% of young men say the same.

 

Online bullying

More than one in seven (14%) young Brits also admit that they have been bullied online, with 20% saying that they have witnessed more bullying online than in person. 16–18-year-olds are the most likely to have been victims of cyberbullying and have seen more bullying over the Internet than in real life.

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