Top U.S. Doc Says Kids Shouldn’t Be On Social Media Until Age 16-18

  • Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned that children join social media too early and believe they should only be allowed to access the platforms once they’re between 16 and 18.
  • Platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Twitter currently allow users to join as long as they are at least 13 years old.
  • Murthy believes this can cause adolescents to have a “distorted’ sense of self during their crucial developmental years.