Any discussion about the mental health and well-being of the younger generations must include some in-depth analysis of the impacts, both positive and negative, of social media.
The proliferation of sites like TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others has Generation Z more plugged into what is popular than any generation before them. That comes along with some potentially serious pitfalls, including increased risks of depression and higher rates of suicide.
For the first time this season, young adults take to the STN stage for an important discussion about the effects of social media on how they see the world and how they see themselves.
This Month's Panel
North High School
Swift Teen Leadership Board
A Public Health Concern
Research has shown that young adults who use social media are three times as likely to suffer from depression — putting a large portion of the population at risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors.