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Research conducted by Dr Kim Horton and Professor Chris Taylor into the effects of social media on the sleep habits of young people receives significant media coverage

BBC Online – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34201905 ITV News – http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-09-15/fifth-of-teenagers-wake-up-to-use-social-media-during-the-night/ The Telegraph – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11865757/One-in-five-teens-wake-up-at-night-to-use-social-media.html The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/15/fifth-of-secondary-school-pupils-wake-almost-every-night-to-use-social-media Wales Online – https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/social-media-keeping-your-kids-10055550?service=responsive Daily Mail -http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3234568/Teens-wake-night-tweet-One-five-uses-social-networks-early-hours-leading-lower-being.html Daily Mirror – https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/shocking-study-finds-1-5-6442164#ICID=sharebar_twitter Yahoo! News – https://uk.yahoo.com/?err=404&err_url=https%3a%2f%2fuk.news.yahoo.com%2fschoolchildren-tired-class-waking-look-social-media-125527778.html Belfast telegraph – https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/schoolchildren-tired-in-class-after-waking-up-to-look-at-social-media-31527638.html Irish News – http://www.irishnews.com/news/educationnews/2015/09/15/news/facebook-making-children-tired-in-class–262572/ BT.com – http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-news/schoolchildren-tired-in-class-after-waking-up-to-look-at-social-media-11364003878206 The Daily Star – http://www.thedailystar.net/shout/social-media/waking-social-media-leaves-pupils-always-tired-143491 Health canal – https://www.healthcanal.com/disorders-conditions/sleep/66946-want-to-get-a-good-nights-sleep-kids.html  

Want to get a good night’s sleep, kids? Turn off Facebook and Twitter, say researchers

The impact of social media on young people’s lives is underlined starkly today as a new study by researchers at the Cardiff University-based Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data (WISERD) reports that more than one in five teenagers say they “almost always” wake up during the night to look at or post messages….