Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley: social media is bad for mental health

Star, who quit Instagram after backlash against post about gun violence, says teenagers are especially vulnerable

The actor Daisy Ridley, who will soon be seen on the big screen when she reprises her role as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has said social media is “highly unhealthy for people’s mental health�.

In an interview with the Radio Times, Ridley described social media as damaging to mental health, especially for teenagers. “It’s such a weird thing for young people to look at distorted images of things they should be,� she said.

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