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Guest Column: How About a Facebook Timeout?

Guest Column: How About a Facebook Timeout?

Source: JC Online

While teens should watch how much time they spend on social media, they also should watch how that time is spent. “Spending time on a site where you’re planning a civic engagement project with your peers using a Facebook private group is very different from spending time online in a very violent video game,” said Dr. Megan Moreno, a principal researcher of the Social Media and Adolescent Health Research Team at the Seattle Children’s. “The quality of the time that you’re spending is a really important factor in influencing what the (emotional health) outcome is.”

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