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For anybody who has shortly checked their Fb account at a celebration solely to see pals 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 stated pals have been having a greater time.

And practically a 3rd stated a gawp at Instagram or different social media introduced the green-eyed monster out over presents.

However 40% stated social media made them suppose extra about these much less lucky.

Three-quarters stated they spent extra time than ordinary over Christmas on social media, primarily to see what their schoolmates have been doing.

1 / 4 stated they’d not get pleasure from Christmas with out social media.

And 47% stated they didn’t spend sufficient time with pals through the festive break.

The Youngsters’s Society chief govt Matthew Reed stated social media might be an “vital lifeline to the surface world” through the stresses and strains of a household Christmas.

“Many miss their pals while not at college and social media can signify an vital lifeline to the surface world.

“Though social media can have many advantages, we all know that overuse may be damaging to younger folks’s wellbeing and should hurt their psychological well being.”

He additionally urged dad and mom to stay conscious of what their kids have been doing on-line.