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Mental risk of social networking teens

4th July 2008

A leading psychiatrist has told the Royal College of Psychiatrists annual meeting that children growing up alongside the rise of social networking websites may have a “potentially dangerous” view of the world.

Dr Himanshu Tyagi, from the West London Mental Health NHS Trust, said sites such as Facebook and MySpace may be harmful. He told the meeting that people who have active online identities might place less value on their real lives, raising the risk of impulsive acts or even suicide.


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