Listed below are the top academic journals, books and videos that discuss mental health on teenagers that utilize social media. Within each academic journal, there are multiple articles that discuss the topic in-depth. While the study discusses mental health on teenagers, it also looks at not only adolescents, but the demographics and disabilities of youth that use social media on a daily basis. Though this list is currently finished, there may be more added after further study.
This academic journal speaks on how educators are now using social media as a tool to help students. The article discusses the new technologies that can be utilized, as well as the concerns some educators have with social media within a learning space.
Cambridge University Press provides multiple articles and books that provide information on adolescents and teens that are beneficial for the study of mental health in social media. This may be the most important article that will be useful for this study. It provides information on the psychology of teens and social media, as well as discussing social connectedness.
While this specific article speaks on teenagers from Saudi Arabia, it is important to look at the entirety of social media use. Seeing similarities and differences between teens in the United States with teens in different countries will be beneficial in this study.
While some may not believe this is necessary for the topic of the study, it is important, again, to look at the full circle of the community. One article within this academic journal speaks specifically on youths and teens with disabilities utilizing social media. Social media is not limited; therefore, it is important to look at every aspect.
This journal has multiple articles that discuss social media in higher education. A few of the articles discuss policies that may be implemented into schools and the issues social media poses within the schools and "academic freedom".
Within Sage Journals, articles discuss the issues and risks of teens using social media in an urban setting. Data within this specific article "self-report engaging in a number of "risky" behaviors'".
Wiley academic journals produce multiple articles that discuss teens and social media from the past, as well as now. A few articles talk about social media and youth and "risk agenda".
Dr. Claire Edwards discusses in her book, "Social Media and Mental Health" why social media effects mental health. Dr. Edwards also gives handy tips on how to keep yourself safe online, which is very helpful for young adults.
This video created by Mayo Clinic briefly discusses the negative effects on teenagers that utilize social media. While the video is only a little over a minute long, it emphasizes the effects social media has on teenagers identities and self-worth.
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