According to A Major Study, the Internet Poses No Threat to Mental Health
It would appear that using the internet could have a negative impact on one's mental health.
Nevertheless, a groundbreaking new study has found that there isn't a significant risk to people's psychological health when using the internet.
Researchers found no indication that the internet is widely harming people's psychological well-being when they compared broadband and internet use at the national level to the mental health of millions of individuals in dozens of nations.
Internet poses no threat to mental health
Senior researcher Andrew Przybylski, a professor of human behavior and technology at the Oxford Internet Institute in the United Kingdom, stated, "We examined very hard for a'smoking gun' linking technology and well-being and we didn't find it."
The researchers also investigated gender and certain age groups in further detail.
Yet, they were unable to find any evidence to support the belief that internet use would be negatively impacting women's and younger people's mental health.
According to an Oxford news release, Przybylski stated, "We carefully tested whether there is anything special in regards to age or gender, but there is no evidence that backs up popular ideas that certain groups are more at risk."
According to studies, women's average life satisfaction has actually improved higher during the last 20 years.