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By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International,  

Father Shenan J. Boquet was ordained in 1993 and is a priest of the Houma-Thibodaux Roman Catholic Diocese in Louisiana, his home state, where he served before joining HLI in August 2011. …

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.”  ~Philippians 4:8

This article is not about social media. But I’m going to begin by talking about social media, because doing so might help us understand better the main topic of this article, i.e., legislative bans on pornography.

An increasing body of evidence is showing that there are skyrocketing levels of anxiety and depression among children and teens. As with any complex phenomenon, there are likely a variety of reasons for this spike in mental illness. However, more and more studies are pointing the finger at one major cause: social media.

One researcher recently compiled all the major studies on the topic, admitting that while he was initially highly skeptical about the harms of social media, he has since changed his mind. “[T]he rise of social media has had disastrous effects on the mental health of young people,” wrote Richard Hanania. …

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