Social Trauma: Late-Night Online Activity Turns Stressful for Kids
- Adolescents wake up to late-night online activity
- Research indicates that 23% of adolescents wake up every night while 15% wake up once a week to check social media
- A report also stated that 28% of children aged 10 went to bed at midnight, whereas 8% of children above 10 claimed to go to bed after 1 am
If you thought your child was the only one who slept late at night, here’s the eye-opener! A recent research stated that an increasing number of teenagers slept late at night and woke up regularly in the hours of darkness to use social media. While the late-night activity results in fatigue, depression and anxiety for the kids the following day, it should be noted that late-night social networking also has a negative impact on the academic well-being of the children.
While parents are trying hard to incorporate regular bedtime habits and increase the length of time in bed, the disruption caused by social media is unbeatable!