The study conducted by psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania looked at the social media behaviors of 143 undergraduate students at the university. They tested their mood and sense of well-being while using Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.READ MORE: Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation To Protect People Traveling To New Jersey For Abortions
Half of the participants used social media sites as normal, while the other half were restricted to 10 minutes per day for each of the three sites.READ MORE: Fourth Of July Travel: Incoming Flights At Philadelphia International Airport Being Held At Originating Airports Until 6 P.M.
The study found that those who cut down their social media use saw reductions in loneliness and depression.MORE NEWS: 2022 Wawa Welcome America Festival Guide: Road Closures, Public Transportation Information
Researchers say limiting social media use to approximately 30 minutes per day may lead to significant improvement in well-being.