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If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here. DOCTORS DEMAND SOCIAL MEDIA DATA. It can provide instant access to information, communication with friends and online support. Children's screen time might even occasionally offer respite to frazzled parents. But doctors worry it could harm both body and mind, and report a growing number of children self-harming and attempting suicide as a result of online discussions. Now they are calling for tech companies to be forced to share data and pay a tax to fund further research. The government is setting up an independent regulator for online safety. And the Royal College of Psychiatrists wants it to require social-media companies to share... Full story

17 January