Tech giants urged to hand over data on how children use the internet to help ...

Tech giants urged to hand over data on how children use the internet to help research into consequences of social media use Tech giants urged to help fund studies examining consequences of social media Research into internet use and mental health held back by lack of accurate data If tech giants gave data on how children use apps, better research could be done

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 01:57 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 03:29 BST, 14 August 2019

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Social media firms must hand over data on how children use the internet to help vital research, scientists say.

Tech giants have also been urged to help fund studies that examine the consequences of social media use. 

Research looking at links between internet use and mental health is held back by a lack of accurate data showing which websites children use and how long they spend online.

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