Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health

The House of Commons Select Science and Technology Committee, January 2019

This report provides the findings of an inquiry examining whether the growing use of social media, and screens, among children is healthy or harmful.  It looks at the evidence base for such claims, and whether any new measures or controls are required.  The report highlights the benefits of social media, while also revealing the potential risks children face when accessing social media, and suggests what can be done to protect young users when they are online.

Click here to view the full report.