15 March 2009

Could Facebook be a risk to your mental health?

During a recent interview the eminent neurologist Baroness Susan Greenfield expressed her concern that excessive use of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter could be damaging our children’s mental health and actually “rewiring” their brains.

Several psychologists have expressed similar concern in suggesting that modern technologies are making people more short-termist and limiting their development of their verbal communication and social skills.

Click here to view the full article on the MyBrain web site.

1 comment:

  1. Research from the University of Ohio concludes that 68% of students who use Facebook achieve a “significantly” lower grade that those who do not. The researcher commented that every generation has its distractions but that “Facebook is a unique phenomenon”.

    Click here to read an article about the research at the Times Online web site.


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