Black teens are constantly on social media to form connections. But, with a looming TikTok ban and recent advisory warning, what’s the harm?

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How much time do you spend on social media each day? 

The use of social media has recently come under fire by politicians proposing a ban on TikTok and advising parents to set restrictions for their children. More and more research is coming out that says social media is linked to poor overall mental health. Teens often use popular platforms to connect with others and get support. 

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