Big Tech Suppresses Kids’ Health Damage Info (WUWT)

My piece Big Tech Suppresses Information About the Health Damage It Inflicts on Kids is published by WUWT. The following sources and sampling of publications have not been included.

Scientific Literature

The recommended ongoing professional literature review is posted and curated by Jonathan Haidt (NYU-Stern) and Jean Twenge (San Diego State U) in Google Docs. 64 pages.

Haidt, J., & Twenge, J. (2019). Social media use and mental health: A review. Unpublished manuscript, New York University

The following papers are samples, not a reference:

Decreases in psychological well-being among American adolescents after 2012 and links to screen time during the rise of smartphone technology. Twenge, J. M., Martin, G. N., & Campbell, W. K; Emotion (2018)

Social Media Use and Adolescent Mental Health: Findings From the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Yvonne Kelly, Afshin Zilanawala, Cara Booker, Amanda Sacker; The Lancet, E-Clinical Medicine (2019)

Media Use Is Linked to Lower Psychological Well-Being: Evidence from Three Datasets. Twenge, J.M. & Campbell, W.K.; Psychiatric Quarterly (2019)

More Time on Technology, Less Happiness? Associations Between Digital-Media Use and Psychological Well-Being. Jean M. Twenge; Current Directions in Psychological Science (2019)

Age, Period, and Cohort Trends in Mood Disorder Indicators and Suicide Related Outcomes in a Nationally Representative Dataset, 2005–2017. Jean M. Twenge, A. Bell Cooper, Thomas E. Joiner, Mary E. Duffy, Sarah G. Binau; APA Journal of Abnormal Psychology (2019)

Suicide and Mental Health in Popular Media

In March 2019, Dr. Jean Twenge published multiple pieces based on her research:

The Conversation

But a new analysis of a large representative survey reinforces what I – and others – have been saying: The epidemic is all too real. In fact, the increase in mental health issues among teens and young adults is nothing short of staggering.

Recent trends are startling. From 2009 to 2017, major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled, rising from 7 percent to 15 percent. Depression surged 69 percent among 16- to 17-year-olds. Serious psychological distress, which includes feelings of anxiety and hopelessness, jumped 71 percent among 18- to 25-year-olds from 2008 to 2017. … the suicide rate among 18- to 19-year-olds climbed 56 percent from 2008 to 2017. 

The Time

From 2009 to 2017, rates of depression among the ages of 14 to 17 in the U.S. jumped more than 60%, and emergency-room visits for self-harm and suicidal thoughts in this age group also increased sharply.

Sample Tweets, Sep. 2019