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The US Surgeon General is clear: Get your kids off social media. And while he didn’t say as much, maybe spend less time on it yourself.
In a dire report, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy warned of myriad dangers from social media platforms designed to be as addictive as possible, and laid out just how little we know about their potential harms.
“For too long, we have placed the entire burden of managing social media on the shoulders of parents and kids, despite the fact that these platforms are designed by some of the most talented engineers and designers in the world to maximize the amount of time that our kids spend on them,” Murthy told CNN. “So that is not a fair fight. It’s time for us to have the backs of parents and kids.”
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