For anybody who has rapidly checked their Fb account at a celebration solely to see buddies having significantly extra enjoyable – don’t fret, you are not alone.
A fifth of 1,010 13- to 17-year-olds surveyed for The Youngsters’s Society who checked out social media at Christmas mentioned buddies have been having a greater time.
And almost a 3rd mentioned a gawp at Instagram or different social media introduced the green-eyed monster out over presents.
However 40% mentioned social media made them assume extra about these much less lucky.
Three-quarters mentioned they spent extra time than typical over Christmas on social media, primarily to see what their schoolmates have been doing.
1 / 4 mentioned they might not get pleasure from Christmas with out social media.
And 47% mentioned they didn’t spend sufficient time with buddies throughout the festive break.
The Youngsters’s Society chief govt Matthew Reed mentioned social media might be an “necessary lifeline to the skin world” throughout the stresses and strains of a household Christmas.
“Many miss their buddies while not in school and social media can symbolize an necessary lifeline to the skin world.
“Though social media can have many advantages, we all know that overuse may be damaging to younger individuals’s wellbeing and should hurt their psychological well being.”
He additionally urged mother and father to stay conscious of what their kids have been doing on-line.