Matt Hancock, the father of three children expressed his worries in an interview with the observer about the impact on the mental health of the children. He said he had hope that the suggestion would become the “norm”, like the recommendation of maximal alcohol consumptions for the adults.
The Chief medical officer of England has been asked to introduce their advice.Mr. Hancock told the newspaper: “I am, as a father, very worried about growing evidence of the impact of social media on children’s mental health. Unrestricted use by younger children risks very damagingly to their mental health.”
“So I have asked the chief medical officer to bring forward formal guidance on its use by children.”
According to the belief of Mr Hancock, the recommendations could permit parents to impose sensible limits and clarify them to their children.
He also said, “As a parent, you want to be able to say,’ The rules say you should not use social media for more than a certain period of time’. ”
The former cultural secretary became the first MP to introduce his own smartphone app where the constitution members and fans can interact along with the community issues.
He condemned the social media including Instagram and Facebook for not recommended their regulations on the age limits and also asked England’s Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies to recommend the suggestions on the minimum ages of the users for different sites.
The Children’s Commissioner of England, Anne Longfield has gladly accepted the advice on screening time and the minimum age of children and parents.