Does social media stress you out?


4th January 2018

THE Children’s Commissioner for England is calling for all young people to be given advice about using social media.

Anne Longfield wants digital literacy to be taught in all primary schools, to help children cope with the pressures of using social media sites in today’s world.

A report called Life in Likes found that lots of children aged eight to 12 are using Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp – even though these sites are blocked to under-13s.

Researchers have found that the use of social media is causing many children to become anxious and over-dependent on getting likes and comments, especially as they move up into secondary school.

Following the lives of celebrities and others can also put pressure on young people, making them worry about appearance, money and lifestyle.

Anne is calling for digital and online lessons to be taught in schools to better prepare you for the “emotional side of social media”.

Does social media stress you out?


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7diamond07 · 4 years ago


sangn08 · 4 years ago

I don’t really use it that often so I don’t really care for it!

drummer1 · 4 years ago

I don't have any social media.If I did it would annoy me.

dolphindm · 4 years ago

I don't have any social media either

sophette · 4 years ago

I don’t use it. I don’t really see the point of it so It doesn’t bother me!! ?

jaguar119 · 4 years ago

I do not use it!??

anjana · 4 years ago

I don't use it and I never would want to use it. This is because the first thing I have to concentrate on is my education and I think social media will distract me from learning. So I am better of without it, thanks!

rinlen432 · 4 years ago

I have internet and I love it. If anyone doesn’t have internet it’s ok because there it’s lots of other you can do but I just love the internet. The internet doesn’t bother me as much but the adverts that come and go when your playing a game is really annoying

cooledie · 4 years ago

I don't use social media so it doesn't really bother me, but I don't like to hear about cyber bullying and nasty things like that.

ecrabbit · 4 years ago

I don’t really use social media, but I have heard stories about mean things people are saying to each other on it. I don’t worry about it.

ag0807 · 4 years ago

I have never been on social media. It can be dangerous if your not careful.

ep-22579 · 4 years ago

I don't think any children under 8 years old should have social media.

Newsryland · 4 years ago

I don't use it

gingetoff · 4 years ago

Sometimes social media stresses me out because we don't know who is on the Internet.

popchip4 · 4 years ago

i have only used it once, but when i did i felt pressured that EVERYTHING had 2 be perfect,
i didnt enjoy having it because i felt vunerable and insecure
i wouldnt really recommend it to anyone

mintpanda · 4 years ago

I don’t use it. The social media age should be raised to allow young teenagers to learn to socialise better. Some of the people in my class have accounts and there are 9 and 10.

tcgmgirl · 4 years ago

I think we covered it in E safety and anti-bullying day.?

oceangirl · 4 years ago

It doesn’t really stress me out but when I comment on it it has to perfect cause I want to get likes and be popular

oceangirl · 4 years ago

I should have said yes but I said no,actually I’m a bit of both

illuminati · 4 years ago

I don’t use it because it distracts me from the outside world and my education and those two things are very important.

hermione26 · 4 years ago

I agree with illuminati because I wouldn't use it even if I was 13, as it causes stress and cyberbullying and as she/he said it distracts people from the outside world.

woof04 · 4 years ago

Sometimes, yes.

epicvader · 4 years ago

I have practically no electronic devices in my house, so no!!!!!!!!!

sgadders · 4 years ago

I don't use it at all and I have no will to want to. I just find it boring. All my friends always talk about Instagram and snapchat but I have no interest.

pokeball1 · 4 years ago

I never use social media

betsy1205 · 4 years ago

I hate social media, it makes people feel so conscious about their lives.I've never used it before and I never will! : (

netbalover · 4 years ago

I don't use it !
There are much better things in life then standing in front of a screen all they long !!!!!?

zeushades8 · 4 years ago


orangebob9 · 4 years ago

I don't use social media.I think it looks a bit boring.What do you actually do on it?

arguitar10 · 4 years ago

Social media can make us stressed and people can be mean on it. I'M NOT ON IT!

izzyddogg · 4 years ago

I don't use it but I imagine it would stress you out if you spend a lot of your time on it ?

emperor · 4 years ago

I don’t use it but my friends do and it makes me sad

pheebz10 · 4 years ago

I do not use it but some of my friends do but i do not see the point in using it until i am thirteen because that is the rule and i do not want to lie about how old i am like some of my friends do it is just stupid to do that but some of my friends said they felt stressed because of it and that has really put me off it.

amberspell · 4 years ago

I use it but NO IT DOES NOT!!!

Magic10 · 4 years ago

I don’t use Social Media. At the moment, it won’t benefit me. All the negative things I hear about it contradicts what it’s really for, socialising and talking to people you would never be able to talk to in real life. I’m too young, anyway.

holholster · 4 years ago

I don't use social media, but if I did, I think it would stress me out quite a bit. This is because I would feel the need to constantly reply to my friend's posts straight away.

melon_cow7 · 3 years ago

I’m toooooooooooo young to get it I’m only 13 years old and you need to be 16 years old so yea