Facebook Depression: New Study Points to Potential Danger for Teens (VIDEO)

Facebook Depression: New Study Points to Potential Danger for Teens (VIDEO)

Facebook Depression: New Study Points to Potential Danger for Teens (VIDEO)

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March 28 2011 1:59 PM

Facebook Depression: New Study Points to Potential Danger for Teens (VIDEO)


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"Facebook depression" is trending on a new study that suggests a link between social networking and depression in kids.



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Doctors note Facebook is the new mall where kids go to hang out, except now instead of glares from the food court, it's mean posts from a cyber bully or repeatedly running a friend tally to prove one's popularity, or lack thereof.



The authors of the study in

suggest parents set rules about Internet use to curb obsession and that they get a Facebook account of their own to keep an eye on their kids. A note to parents: Just set a good example and steer clear of updating the neighbors on the Joneses' unkempt lawn.