Riley-Jane Kelly - Social Media's Disadvantages - Coggle Diagram
Riley-Jane Kelly - Social Media's Disadvantages
In one day, most teens spend more time on social media than they do sleeping
Too much time on a phone can interfere with relationships between family and friends.
Humans are social creatures and require real life connections
Having those connections can ease stress and anxiety, and boost self confidence and happiness
Social media replaces real connections
Social media can lead to depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation and FOMO
Lowers self image.
As opposed to lower self image, constantly sharing selfies and personal images can lead to becoming too self-centered
FOMO (fear of missing out) can lead to feelings of being "out of the know" and constantly checking your phone
Social media addiction can be the same, or almost worse than drug or alcohol addiction
Has the same affects as substance addictions- modification, salience, tolerance, withdrawal, conflict, and relapse
When a phone is lost or broken, users can feel panicked
There is a NEED to always have a phone with you
Peer Pressure/ Decision Making
Viewing posts with many likes can lower self control
Posts related to drugs or alcohol could encourage teens to use those substances
Risky posts with many likes can glamorize those behaviors
Cognitive Control (the part of the brain in charge of making decisions and keeping goals) becomes less active when viewing posts with risky behavior
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Social media has many positive aspects, but how can it negatively affect teens and adults? Apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok, and VSCO have more negative impacts than positive.