The use of social media by Australian preadolescents and its links with mental health.

  title={The use of social media by Australian preadolescents and its links with mental health.},
  author={Jasmine Fardouly and Natasha R. Magson and Ronald M. Rapee and Carly J. Johnco and Ella L. Oar},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
OBJECTIVES Preadolescent social media use is normative and could influence mental health. This study investigated: (a) Differences between preadolescent users and non-users of various social media platforms on mental health, (b) unique links between time spent on those platforms, appearance-based activities on social media, and mental health, and (c) the moderating role of biological sex on those relationships. METHOD Preadolescent youth (N = 528; 50.9% male) completed online surveys… 
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