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What is the effect of social media use on adolescent mental health?

Social networking sites have become a part of people's daily lives, especially teenagers, who are more vulnerable than others to the harms of their constant use. Today's teens are surrounded by the world of social media which they use for education, entertainment and to catch up on world news.

This is because teenagers may spend up to 8 hours each day on the Internet, and many people are worried that they spend too much time browsing social networks, and this wave of anxiety indicate that social media may affect the mental health of its users.

And there is a study that confirmed that excessive spending time on "social media" affects mental health. The percentage of British teens who do not consider themsselves famous has decreased slightly from 6 to 4% Since 2010.

Also, the percentage of those who consider themselves losers, who worry a lot and are not satisfied with their lives, which is why something is wrong with adolescents, has also risen sharply. Between 1994 and 2010.


What are the negative effects of exposure to social media?


It is exacerbating low self-esteem and feeling frustrated with themselves and their bodies, especially with following celebrities and influencers who make them want to imiate their lifestyle and feel dissatisfied with their own lives, believing that hese influencers are happier and more prosperous.


What are the positive effects of exposure to social networking sites?


One of its advantages is that it creates networks based on social media among small groups of people, which is a very useful tool for many, depending on how they use it and the purpose of using this tool.

Through the same social media platforms, young people with social communication difficulties and anxiety can express themselves and communicate effectively.

Social media also serves as a platform for expressing and sharing our thoughts and making our voices heard, further than we might imagine.

Social media is a fast means of electronic communication and content sharing, and although it has positive effects, it can negatively affect the mental health of users.

Reducing the use of social media can also relieve feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, and sleep problems associted with excessive use of social media.

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