Social media struggle is real for Gen Z

Across generations, social media users report more positive effects than negative ones related to their use of the technology—except for Gen Z. Based on findings from the McKinsey Health Institute’s Global Gen Z Survey, partner Erica Coe and coauthors explain that female Gen Zers, in particular, experience negative effects from social media use—related to body image, self-confidence, and fear of missing out—compared with their male counterparts.

To read the article, see “Gen Z mental health: The impact of tech and social media,” April 28, 2023.

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