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British scientists have named Instagram the most dangerous for the health social network, report of the Royal society for public health RSPH and the Movement for the health of young people released on Friday.
In the study, the harms of social networks young people who were interviewed 1 thousand 479 people aged 14 to 24 years. Young people were asked about their favorite social networks and what they think about the consequences of using them. Each network Respondent was asked to rate a number of key words: «loneliness», «depression», «anxiety», «bullying», «create an external image», in total each Respondent was asked 14 questions.
The study analyzed the following social networks: YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter. From this list the most positive image boasts YouTube — this network has the «most positive influence» on the young head. Followed by Twitter and Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram received the least positive feedback.
The authors of the study indicate that 91% of young people aged 16 to 24 years use social networks on the Internet.
«Social networking from the point of view of addiction is more dangerous than cigarettes and alcohol. The level of anxiety and depression among young people over the past 25 years has increased by 70%. The social network is associated with increased levels of anxiety, depression and sleep disorders,» notes the report.