The Conversation: Social media is nothing like drugs, despite all the horror stories

The Conversation: Social media is nothing like drugs, despite all the horror stories. “Letting your child use social media is like giving them cocaine, alcohol and cigarettes – all at once, or so we’re told. If you have been following recent press reports about the effects of social media on young people, you may well believe this. But there is no scientific evidence to support such extreme claims. The real story is far more complex.”