among people who used the most social media platforms. Reasons for this that the study suggested includes cyber-bullying, having a distorted view of other people’s lives, and feeling like time spent on social media is a waste.
Research has found that this can inhibit the body’s production of the hormone melatonin, which facilitates sleep – and blue light, which is emitted by smartphone and laptop screens, is said to be the worst culprit. The researchers found a link with sleep disturbances – and concluded blue light had a part to play.
Women’s magazines often use underweight and Photoshopped models which has created self esteem issues and unrealistic standards. But now, social media, with its filters and lighting and clever angles it has created users to be even more critical of themselves which leads to feelings of inadequacy
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Facts from 2nd Article (paraphrase three facts that will contribute to a solution to the problem):
Part of learning to be a good friend, co-worker etc. is to learn how to cooperate with others. This is not a skill learned on the Internet.
Teens are losing out on the ability to learn about and read social cues. They cannot learn to read non-verbal behavior properly if most of their interacting goes on in the virtual world.
Prolonged social network activity can cause deterioration of attention concentration and other symptoms of ADHD.
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Jisan. “Social Media Addiction Facts and Its Negative Effect.” The Healthful Lifestyle, 14 Sept. 2017, www.thehealthfullifestyle.com/social-media-addiction-facts-negative-effect/.
Facts from 3rd Article (paraphrase three facts that will contribute to a solution to the problem):
There are ways to overcome or prevent social media addiction.. the most important one which is realizing that you have a problem and that social media is a distorted version of reality.
The internet provides us with an overabundance of information which makes it easy to mindlessly scroll through different networks. There are filters that can be applied that set restrictions on the time spent on a site, security restrictions and privacy features on nearly every platform.
Stay productive by not abusing social networking when work needs to be done. It is important to prioritize and set goals in order to not let yourself fall into a six hour marathon of watching random prank videos on Youtube.
Based on your research, what action should be taken to solve/alleviate/improve the problem for your chosen topic?
Social Media has undoubtedly changed the way we function in society and the way in which we value ourselves, especially among young adults. Social Media has proven to be addictive when misused, causing a number of health problems and general lack of self confidence. In midst of this, social media is not going away anytime soon so we can improve the problem by staying educated about the effects of the media, showing a responsible use of social media and replacing other hobbies or activities instead of being online.
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