Negative Effects On Social Media

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Every second there is an individual posting pictures online or checking social media whether it was Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat, and this had become a normal occurrence in peoples everyday life, but is its effects normal for young individuals’ mental health? Over the past couple of decades there has been concern regarding the relation between social media and mental health problems. A study has shown a correlation in increased social media usage and mental health problems in the young society, therefore the purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of social media on young people’s mental health. Effects include loneliness and isolation, substance abuse, low self-esteem, reducing the quality of life, anxiety, and depression. Social media and social isolation. For teenagers, social media appears the best place to socialize and interact with each other but are they really socializing? A study conducted from the University of Pittsburgh published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine had people aged 19 till 32 determine how much time they spend on social media, predictably people who spent more time on social media (two hours and more a day) feel twice more socially isolated than individuals who spent only half an hour on social media each day. The irony in this is, when people especially teenagers feel socially isolated they tend to go on social platforms to feel more connected. When teens go online and see their peers posting pictures and videos

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