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The Impact of Social Media on YoungPeople’s Health and Wellbeing: Evidence, Guidelines and Actions

  title={The Impact of Social Media on YoungPeople’s Health and Wellbeing: Evidence, Guidelines and Actions},
  author={Victoria A. Goodyear and Kathleen M. Armour and Hannah Wood},
This report presents new evidence on the relationship between young people, social media and health, as well as providing clear guidance and actions for education and health research, policy and practice. 
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