College Students Need a Detox from TikTok

By Macken­zie Camp­bell | UConn Journalism

On a sun­ny after­noon at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut, stu­dents hun­kered down with their lap­tops and books at the Homer Bab­bidge Library. In the library’s Book­worm Cafe, many stu­dents were on their phones, ignor­ing their work. Focused intent­ly on his lap­top among them was Ohm Ghutadaria, a junior major­ing in neu­ro­bi­ol­o­gy, who recent­ly delet­ed Tik­Tok from his phone. Ghutadaria is one of many stu­dents who have noticed TikTok’s effect on their dai­ly life.