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Impact of Social Media On Children's Mental Health

Social media has a significant impact on society, both positive and negative. The whole world is moving towards social media as the time passes. Well, it's not only used for

4 months ago

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Social media has a significant impact on society, both positive and negative. The whole world is moving towards social media as the time passes. Well, it's not only used for fun and being connected, but is also used in the business field.

The impact of social media on children is a never-ending debate. According to one group, it has destructive health and mental effects. While the others found it an experiencing and learning platform.

Here we are going to discuss the prior one which includes some of the many damages social media is causing in the young generation's life.

Social Media Race is Causing Depression

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The race to look and post better on social media gives rise to anxiety issues. Children who used to be much more confident are now facing depression. Social media has taken the place of other personality-building hobbies and activities.

Minimizes Family Interactions

Social media is connecting the world in various fields. However, it's not all benefits. The children are limiting themselves on social networking, reducing their interaction with loved ones. Now apparently, everyone is surrounded by countless others but alone inside.

Social media is making people addicted, and now they are behaving like one. Children are getting away from their healthy and natural life cycle. The disturbance in the eating and sleeping pattern is affecting their mental state too.

Cyberbullying is at its Peak

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Girls have the major ratio among social media users. So, young girls are getting embedded in cyberbullying to an extreme level. The constant cyber harassment can lead to depression and sometimes, suicidal cases.

Regardless of the severity of the impact, the determined society and parenting can eliminate them with timely steps and measures to save their children's futures.

Soha Asif

Published 4 months ago