Social Media Use in Generation Z: The Rise in Anxiety and Depression

This short report provides relevant research on the dramatic uptick in social media use by young people today and the correlated rise in anxiety and depression. Examples on how other countries and schools have enacted policies to limit cell phone use during the school day are also shared.

  • The research behind the rise in social media use and anxiety in teenagers 
  • Recommendations on what schools can do 
  • Examples of other countries, districts, and schools cell phone policies