Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States, reportedly stated on Sunday that 13-year-olds should not use social media sites.
Murthy stated that at the age of 13, children are still “forming their identity,” adding to the growing body of evidence that social media is intrinsically damaging to teenagers and young people.
Facebook, Twitter, and a variety of other networks like the Chinese owned Tik Tok now enable young teens to join.
“I, personally, based on the data I’ve seen, believe that 13 is too early … It’s a time where it’s really important for us to be thoughtful about what’s going into how they think about their own self-worth and their relationships and the skewed and often distorted environment of social media often does a disservice to many of those children,” Murthy said during a recent CNN appearance.
Murthy argued that by presenting a united front against the sites, parents may perhaps keep their children off social media.
A rising amount of data implies that social media impact plays a key part in peer influences driving kids to endure permanent sex changes before their bodies and brains develop.