Sleepless scrollers

14 September 2022 - 14:00

Vijay Patel Building, Fletcher Hub 4.09, De Montfort University

Event duration: 60 minutes 


In our increasingly connected society, sleep is becoming an expendable luxury. Smart phones have created a pressure to be constantly online to keep up with an ever flowing news and content cycle. For adults this is difficult, but what does this mean for children? 

John Shaw from De Montfort University shares his research, which is the first to examine the role of social media use and sleep quality in pre-teens. 

He’ll share insight into how the increased access to social media has been linked to increased anxiety, and as Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) increases, it is often at the expense of sleep, leading to issues like poor performance and even risk taking behaviour.