Minister Balderamos Garcia Addresses Concerns Over Social Media’s Impact on Belizean Youth
Are Belize’s youth being negatively impacted by the use of social media platforms?: that’s the question that was posed to the Minister of Human Development and Families Dolores, Balderamos Garcia, based on a US advisory on social media use and youth. The US surgeon general warns that excessive use of social media platforms by children and adolescents, at a time when young brains are developing, potentially leads to anxiety and depression. Based on the report, Minister Dolores was asked to weigh in on the dangers social media poses to Belize’s youth.