Original article by Michael Tanner
The Sydney Morning Herald – Page: Online : 12-Aug-19
There is increased awareness about the addictive nature of social media and technology, along with the emotional and psychological harm it can cause. Roy Morgan data indicates females aged 14 to 24 spend an average of 14 hours a week on social media, while the average for males in the same age bracket is nine hours. Australia is the middle of a significant mental health crisis, with depression and anxiety at "sky-high" levels and suicide being the biggest cause of death in Australians aged 15-44. Although all this cannot be blamed on social media and technology, there is no doubt it is a significant contributing factor.
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