Less social media for kids

Teens are alone in their bedrooms on social media as depression overwhelms them. Seventy-three percent of teenagers have access to social networks. 

The Colonial Times Editorial Board wants to support the idea of less social media use and a decrease in total screen time. We have all witnessed the side effects of social media and screen time on children and adults. 

Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter are all big in the social media industry, and all have had scams with so many users. These problems can hurt people emotionally and mentally. Although social media is a good way to communicate with others and share experiences, it can be addictive and ruins the lives of many kids.

Screen time is also a rising issue. Screen time should be limited because it impacts kids if a video game is scary or violent.

(This editorial first appeared in the March print edition of the Colonial Times.)