Date

5-2020

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Human Development and Family Studies

Abstract

It is likely that adolescents are not aware of the impact of social media on their self-esteem and overall well-being. Adolescents, between the ages of 12 and 17, increase their usage of social media (Cookingham & Ryan, 2015). Adolescents indicate that social media is important to maintain constant contact with their friends and peers. However, social media can have both positive and negative impacts on adolescents’ mood and other mental health outcomes (Wood, Bukowski & Lis, 2016).

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