Social media may make kids more likely to drink, smoke, do drugs, study says
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 25/08/2011 21:23
Have you heard? Social media is ruining our lives! Or maybe it's making them better? Could there be, perchance, some mystical middle ground?
While that debate rages on, here is a score in the social-media-may-be-harmful category. Using sites, such as Facebook and Myspace, makes teens more likely to drink, use illegal drugs and buy tobacco, according to a study from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.