The support is objective because the author presents facts and clear evidence, for example research done by Robert Kraut (1998) found that more people used the Web, the lonelier and more depressed they felt. In addition, after people went online for the first time, their sense of happiness and social connectedness dropped. She states that the Internet seemed to make the users feel more alienated. To support her assumption, she provides research findings which confirmed that the use of Internet had a significant detrimental effect of overall well-being. Facebook also cause problems in relationships, by increasing feelings of jealousy.
Moving into another mental illness that social media can cause which is depression. Some people are suffering from a phenomenon called “Facebook depression” as a result of using social media without engaging and interacting, as people were more willing to feel of loneliness. Lastly, the self-esteem of social media user may be hurt. A study found at the university of Salford that 50 percent of the 298 people that participate in the study agreed on the fact that comparing their achievements and success with the other users of social media such as Facebook and Twitter harm their self-esteem. Along with the mental health problems social media cause physical issues.
While online gaming has been proven to have positive effects on a person , it has more negative consequences on someone’s physical and mental health if done excessively . This study aims to give a general run down of the negative effects of an addiction on a person. Sinson 2 A change in one’s personality is one of the two effects of an online gaming addiction that is common to see when a person develops it. Most changes in personality caused by online gaming more often than not has negative effects on a person . These changes usually result
According to Canneil University’s (Steven Strogatz, 2005), “Social media sites can make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we foster in the real world, and the numerous casual relationships formed through social media”. When the young people prioritise these less than meaningful relationships, the more important connections like parents-children and sisters-brothers relationship will weaken because the less they communicate with each other, the higher the risk for the meaningful relationship to be damaged. They also score low in schools because of the distractions like video games, watching videos, and chatting with known and unknown person in social media sites. People never realise that all of these kind of distractions are actually the distractions that they created themselves. Young people may cause their future to be beaten by their own current attitude because ‘how’ they think now is ‘how’ they are going to be in the
Furthermore, to assess social comparison exposure, they asked the students about how often they tend to focus on people who are better off and worse off than themselves on Facebook. Results showed that Facebook was negatively correlated with self-esteem where participants with more exposure to Facebook tended to evaluate themselves more poorly. Frequency of Facebook was also associated with an increase in the extent to which participants reported comparing themselves with their friends on Facebook. The second study was an experiment which examined whether short-term exposure to social comparison information found in social-media would impact state self-esteem and self-evaluations. The goal was to provide experimental evidence of how self-evaluations are impacted by social comparisons.
Besides that, Facebook also have some disadvantages to people that become a Facebook members. Firstly, when we spending many time on Facebook, we can become addicted to it. For the example when other people constantly posting new photos or status updates, people that become addicted to Facebook can feel like they are missing out if they are not constantly logged in. According to this situation, these users do not even realize that they are engaged in excessive use of the service, as it becomes an unconscious habit. Next Facebook can made the loss of productivity for the productiveness of both students and employees.
With an overall perspective, social media negatively affects people in mental well-being, educational growth, and communication skills. Mental Health Several teenagers attest the use of social media does not worsen mental health, yet helps provoke confidence within. However, studies from professor of psychology Jean Twenge prove these acquisitions wrong. In fact, as the popularity of social
Psychologists at University of Houston and Palo Alto University say that “people are getting more anxious and depressed due to social comparison” and that at least forty two percent of users are stressed because their feeds, likes and posts were seen as ‘not good.’” Proofs that support this statistic can be seen through the results of a survey that was done in 2011 by Harvard University. It indicated that teenagers using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook determine how healthy their relationships are with others based on the number of followers, retweets, and “likes” from friends on social media. They take these obscure numbers into their hearts, so if the number of followers or friends is less compared to other people, they feel that they are ‘unpopular’ or think that they have hardly any friends. This leads to anxiety and loss in self-confidence and pride, which can even lead to depression in worst cases. Social media can affect people’s mental well-being adversely through
(Aida Abdulahi, 2014) states in his research ‘A Study on the Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites Such as Facebook among Asia Pacific University Scholars in Malaysia’ that there are en-number of social media platform evolving in the present scenario; one among the used website is Facebook where the usage level is also increasing and having a major impact in academic performance of the student. This study examines the relationship between social network sites and health aspect. The future and career of students is on social network sites. more than being used for electronic purpose, it has turned out to be addiction to many students. from the 21st century internet technologies turned out to be more personal to many masses.