Merely a quarter century into the social media experiment and the results are in: it's bad for you and your kids' mental health.

While the effort to raise awareness is commendable, I can't help noting that it's a missed opportunity to expose an even bigger mental health risk: modern gaming platforms and mobile apps.

These are now designed to maximize the use of dark patterns and aggressive techniques to create purely addictive experiences for youth. These apps are expressly designed to replace what used to be children's free time reserved for the pursuit of hobbies and other creative endeavours, particularly during the young brain's formative years.

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