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Social media fuelling youth mental health crisis? CIFAR researcher cites other causes
August 25, 2023 CIFAR
Candice Odgers, Co-Director of the Child & Brain Development program, recently debated whether social media negatively impacts children at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Games for Change, promoting ways games can improve the world, turns 20
July 20, 2023 Axios
A talk on Tuesday, from University of California researchers Kurt Squire and Constance Steinkuehler, zipped through studies about video games and gaming tech for everything...
‘Open to Debate’: Is Social Media Bad for Kids’ Mental Health? (live taping)
June 30, 2023 Aspen Ideas
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently released an advisory stating that social media can pose a risk of profound harm to children’s and adolescents' mental...
Nearly 23 percent of IRSD students seek mental-health services
June 29, 2023 Coastal Point
“Sometimes we find social media is associated with signs of depression, but it is a very tiny association,” said Odgers at the Aspen Ideas event....
Colorado school district targets social media companies in lawsuit
June 28, 2023 Axios
Candice Odgers, a psychologist and researcher, said the science is not conclusive that social media is to blame. The association is indistinguishable from other pressures,...
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