SOUND OFF | Social media and your kid’s mental health

BATH, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 16: A 11-year-old boy (the photographers son) looks at a iPad screen on March 16, 2023 in Bath, England. The amount of time children spend on screens each day rocketed during the Covid pandemic by more than 50 per cent, the equivalent of an extra hour and twenty minutes. Researchers say that unmoderated screen time can have long-lasting effects on a child's mental and physical health. Recently TikTok announced that every account belonging to a user below age 18 have a 60-minute daily screen time limit automatically set. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) (Matt Cardy, 2023 Matt Cardy)

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