National Poll of Youth
MyVoice elevates the voices and experiences of young people to inform policies and programs that improve their lives.
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MyVoice research on the impact of social media on youth wellbeing featured on NPR
A MyVoice study, published in September, reveals a striking awareness about the potential harms social media can have on teenagers’ mental health, but also their persistent attempts to counter these harms.
Some respondents explicitly said social media made them feel depressed. Many asked their parents to help them stop using it. Nearly two-thirds of respondents gave some version of this advice to future teens: Don’t use social media. It’s OK to abstain. Or delete your accounts.
A new MyVoice paper, recently published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, explores young people’s perceptions of abortion laws amidst a changing legal landscape after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Led by Bianca A. Allison, MD, MPH, an assistant professor in the...
As featured on JAMA — A year and a half after US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, called attention to increasing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among children and adolescents, the Nation’s Doctor is now sounding the alarm on a likely...
Originally featured on NPR.org — "What advice would you give to young people who are new to social media?" "Have you ever felt like you need to change your social media use...?" Teens and young adults from across the country answered these questions in a text survey...