U.S. Surgeon General Warns 13-Years-Old Is Too Young To Join Social Media

  • Researchers found individuals with habitual checking behaviors showed initial hypoactivation but increasing sensitivity to potential social cues over time.
  • Nonhabitual individuals, however, showed initial hyperactivation and decreasing sensitivity.
  • “Our findings suggest that checking behaviors on social media in early adolescence may tune the brain’s sensitivity to potential social rewards and punishments,” Dr. Eva Telzer, co-author of the study and a professor in developmental psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said.
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