Social Media Keeping Teens Awake

Posted on: 01/26/17 4:30 AM | by Jonathan McKee

Exactly how much does social media entice today’s young people?

Enough to wake them up in the middle of the night just to check and see if they got any new Snaps?

A brand new study out of the UK revealed that one fifth of today’s young people are actually waking up at night just to check social media. Funny that this is a problem… when the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents not to even allow phones in the bedrooms.

The phone has become the biggest culprit keeping young people up at night, and an increasing amount of research shows this is affecting their performance at school. This was a problem even before smartphones- when kids were merely staying up at night texting. With social media on mobile devices… the problem has only grown.

What’s the answer?

Is “no phones in the bedroom” enough? Is this an area where parents just need to be more strict… or does that even work?

I give the newest research and three tips for parents in our newest Parenting Help article on today, Teens Losing Sleep Over Social Media. Check it out (or subscribe to these articles for free HERE)

3 Replies to “Social Media Keeping Teens Awake”

    1. Sorry Tom… the link was bad for the first hour. It’s corrected. (But hey… that Netflix article was pretty good, eh?) 🙂

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