Mental health charity SANE are leading the calls in a bid to promote ‘responsible use of technology.’
Marjorie Wallace, Chief executive of SANE and journalist, believes that constant exposure to social media could potentially be destructive on the youth of today.
She said: “Today’s young generation has to contend with the power of the internet, the influence of ‘virtual friends’, the way in which 24/7 exposure to social media can have a potentially destructive effect.”
Ms Wallace’s claims are backed up by a study Royal Society for Public Health, and the Young Health Movement which revealed Instagram as the worst social media platform for young people’s mental health.
The report called for measures to help protect users of social media platforms, a staggering...