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Essay for UNICEF

Essay for UNICEF

Dutch adolescents spend about six hours per day on their mobile phones,  of which two and a half hours are spend on social media. What does this their mean for their mental health? 

In an essay written for UNICEF Patti Valkenburg, Amber van der Wal  and  Ine Beyens try to answer this question. The essay is in Dutch and is titled:   "Schermgeluk en schermverdriet: de invloed van social media op de mentale gezondheid van jongeren."

January 18, 2024

Essay for UNICEF

Dutch adolescents spend about six hours per day on their mobile phones,  of which two and a half hours are spend on social media. What does this their mean for their mental health? 

In an essay written for UNICEF Patti Valkenburg, Amber van der…

June 28, 2023

Project AWeSome in New York Times

The  New York Times  wrote an article on how everyone says social media is bad for adolescents, but so far  there is little research proving that social media directly causes harmful outcomes. Project AWeSome's research on adolescents'social media use is…

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by a NWO Spinoza Prize awarded to Patti Valkenburg

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