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Extreme internet use and mental health.

Extreme internet use and mental health.

Those who spend at least six hours a day online are more likely to be bullied than those who use the internet in moderation, new research suggests

More than a third of 15-year-olds can be classed as extreme internet users, with online habits that could have harmful effects on their wellbeing, a new report claims.

But restricting which websites children and teenagers are allowed to visit could prevent them from developing the ability to handle risk, the study from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) argues.

For its new report, published today, the EPI examined available evidence about the effect that using social media has on pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.

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