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Unpacking the research on social media and students’ mental health

By March 11, 2024No Comments

February 2024 | In the February issue of Educational Leadership magazine, McREL CEO Bryan Goodwin’s Research Matters column explores how the data surrounding social media and student mental health often is used to support wildly different conclusions. With a relatively short research period, challenging measurement frameworks, and the impacts of outside variables, it’s no wonder researchers often disagree on the findings, he writes. However, there are common sense tips educators can embrace to teach students how to interact with social media in a safe and responsible way.

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