How does social media affect adult mental health? What can be done to prevent social media depression?
Research shows that teenagers who spend more time on social media also feel more isolated. It could be that kids who already feel isolated use social media more. But it could be that using social media actually makes kids feel isolated. Seeing lots of perfect pictures online might make kids especially young girls view themselves negatively. Feeling bad about themselves can lead to depression. If it is affecting mental health then what can be done to prevent social media depression?
@freja Hello, Studies show that depression among teenagers and young adults has gotten more common after the use of social media. It’s hard to say for sure that social media causes depression. Still, there are several ways that using social media could harm kids. Some experts see the rise in depression as evidence that the connections social media users form electronically are less emotionally satisfying, leaving them feeling socially isolated. It is important to use social media wisely. Social media may contribute to depressive symptoms, but here are a few tips that can help you scroll less and feel better about your time spent online. Try muting notifications for all apps including emails and texts. Try muting notifications for all apps including emails and texts. Be selective, and use social media mindfully. I hope these few tips might help you.