Reliable research is needed to develop interventions and policies for protecting adolescents from the harms of PUI.
Advancing early detection and prevention of PUI via standardized research approaches and policy change.
Adolescents are at particularly high risk for digital technology overuse and are therefore vulnerable to its potential harmful effects on mental health. Problematic usage of the internet (PUI) is thought to represent a marker of disrupted self-management, with major consequences for individual and societal health and wellbeing.
That’s why it is very important to help young people develop healthy internet use before it causes harm, as well as support parents, caregivers, teachers, and medical professionals to understand the risks.