Compulsive behaviour and depressed moods are increasingly accompanying teenagers online activities.

The rate at which alarmist articles are published decrying the impact the internet has upon teenagers is enough to induce apathy in many an individual. And while some reports are needlessly sensationalist we should be careful not to ignore debilitating mental conditions arising in youths who are over extending themselves digitally. Two recent reports highlight that digital technology can amplify existing teenage tendencies to the detriment of the youth in question.

One such instance has been labelled ‘Facebook depression’:

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