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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

No, the internet isn't dangerous for kids

No, the internet isn't dangerous for kids
- Unlike some ‘research’ by advocacy groups, which often sensationalises social problems, the EPI report is fairly balanced. It found many positive things about the time young people spend online. They can increase their social connections, help each other with homework, develop their identities and share their creative projects. There’s also some evidence that young people’s wellbeing can be boosted through social-media use. The report argues that ‘teenagers with mental-health problems or concerns are able to seek support on the internet, either through social-media networks or through online provision of advice and counselling support’.