Social media has become a big part of teenager’s lives, including the ones who attend GMS. Social media has its ups and downs. The teens who use social media the most, which is about five hours a day, show a 50% increase in depressive symptoms among girls, versus 35% among boys. Their symptoms were compared with those who use social media for only one to three hours daily. Researchers say this could be because of the lack of sleep and cyber bullying.  To  explain the gender gap, researchers analyzed data on 10,904 14-year-olds who were born between 2000 and 2002. The data included information from questionnaires on the teens’ depressive symptoms and social media use. Their scores were determined by their depressive symptoms and the researchers found that girls have higher depressive symptom scores compared boys scores. They also found that girls use social media more than boys.