Study: Teens who spend more time on social media are more likely to be lonely

(NBC) — A new study says the more time a teen spends on social media, the worse it is for their mental health.

Researchers from John Hopkins University studied nearly 6,600 teenagers.

The study found social media use was associated with a greater risk of becoming socially withdrawn, having anxiety and being depressed.

The teens were also more likely to act out, disobey and be aggressive, according to the study.

The greatest risk for these risks are for the teens who spent at least three hours a day on social media sites.

Nearly a third of teens reported spending between a half hour and three hours on social media, while 12% reported up to six hours of use.

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