Summary: Negative Effects Of Social Media On Health

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HEALTH One of the most important negative effects of social media that Emiratis should be aware of is that it causes physical and mental health problems. Some people may say that social media is a good thing and that it helps with communication. According to Ali (2015), social media allows you to communicate easily and effectively with no barriers on an international and worldwide platform. This may be true, these critics may have a valid point. However Emirati health may be in danger due to social media and its negative effects of physical health. To begin with, social media may result in physical health problems such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, and eye problems, some of which are leading causes of death. One serious negative effect of social media Emiratis should be concerned about is obesity, which is a major physical health problem. A study found that the more time people spend on social media the less time they spend on physical activity (Men’s Fitness, n.d) . This was a research that was conducted by 350 college students that were surveyed about physical activity and social media (Men’s Fitness, n.d). Time is a limited resource and people should divide there time wisely. Another study found that social media can be beneficial for self-esteem but it can lead to impulsive unhealthy …show more content…

Some people may say that social media is positive thing and that it can be used for entertainment. According to Solis (2012), a study shown that 88% of respondents stated that social media sites are a new form of entertainment. This may be true; these critics may have a valid point. However, the Emirati society may be in danger due to the negative effect of social media on its people. To begin with, social media may result in social problems such as cyber bullying, exposure to inappropriate content and anti-social

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