Priority 21 from the Digital Technology for Mental Health PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Does using social media worsen mental health problems in children and young people? (JLA PSP Priority 21)
Overall ranking 21
JLA question ID 0069/21
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can negative impacts of social media be overcome eg bullying, groups who develop negative impacts in for example eating disorders or self harm? ~ How do we deal with 'oversharing' which has become an increasing concern and detriment to those with mental health problems? ~ Is there a risk of abuse if people are being honest about their mental health online? ~ Does social media cause or exacerbate mental health problems in children and young people? ~ Is social media really harmful to people - young people in particular?
Submitted by 4 x Service User ~ 3 X Practitioner
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0069
PSP name Digital Technology for Mental Health
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 134 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 12 March 2018