The study was funded by the American Council of Learned Societies & the Hanse-Wissenshaftskolleg.
The survey they conducted included more than 1,500 parents of children in adolescence, all residing in the United Kingdom.
The findings, released online in Emotion, included the examination of nearly 3,000 adolescents from more than a dozen Australian schools.
The new study is the first of its kind in testing whether the online-based therapy intervention could be as efficient as traditional face-to-face therapy.
During times of stress and nomophobia, a group of researchers studied its association with passive and active Facebook use over a span of years among adults.