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Social media can help young people live healthy lives

By Victoria Goodyear, Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health, University of Birmingham
Mikael Quennerstedt, Professor of Physical Education and Health, Örebro University
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We often hear of the harms of social media on teens and young people, especially on their mental health and self-esteem. And while it’s true that there is evidence of links between the two, our latest research on young girls and young boys has revealed that social media isn’t always negative for young people.

In some cases, we found, it can actually positively influence…

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