U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants parents to keep their teenagers off of social media. Murthy said he feels 13-year-olds shouldn’t have access to social media. According to Murthy, social media can have damaging effects on the mental health of young people.
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy says 13 is too early for kids to be using social media — and that there should be safety standards implemented https://t.co/PenKs3sxjD pic.twitter.com/iI16csAXfG— CNN (@CNN) January 30, 2023
Most social media platforms require users to be 13 or older to make an account.“I, personally, based on the data I’ve seen, believe that 13 is too early,” he told& CNN. “It’s a time where it’s really important for us to be thoughtful about what’s going into how they think about their own self-worth and their relationships and the skewed and often distorted environment of social media often does a disservice to many of those children.”While Murthy acknowledged that it would be a challenge to keep children off social media, he said parents should make a joint effort to keep kids away from social media.
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy says 13 is too early for kids to be using social media —...