Social media is perceived as an inevitable staple of a modern teen’s life. But new research suggests screen time is associated with anxiety and other mental health issues especially for 14 to 17-year-olds.
To get a feel for how Instagram and Snapchat impact a teen’s sense of happiness, we asked a group of 10 girls from Northern California aged 13 and 14 to quit all social media for two weeks. The teens and their parents allowed “GMA” follow their social media cleanse. Their reflections on life without social media gave an insight into the unforeseen consequences of this always-on technology.
Here’s the full guide to follow if you want to try the social media detox with your own family or community.