To what extent does the impact of social media affect an adolescent's…
To what extent does the impact of social media affect an adolescent's mental health?
Mental Health Issues
Self half/ suicidal thoughts
Not feeling like your good enough
Due to body shaming and "expectations"
The feeling that no one cares
Loss of sleep
People with anorexia generally view themselves as overweight, even if they’re dangerously underweight. They tend to constantly monitor their weight, avoid eating certain types of foods, and severely restrict their calories.
Binge eating disorder
They typically eat unusually large amounts of food in relatively short periods of time and feel a lack of control during binges.
Each binge eating episode usually continues until the person becomes painfully full. During a binge, the person usually feels that they cannot stop eating or control how much they are eating.
Texting is the ain source of cyberbulling with these socials being a
Watching videos of popular creators sets a expectation for viewers on how they should look ad live there lives.
The feeling of loneliness when you compare ones life to yours or when you get so caught up in the media instead of the real world.
Fear of missing out (FOMO)
The idea that you’re missing out on certain things can impact your self-esteem, trigger anxiety, and fuel even greater social media use.
Inadequacy about your life or apperance
When you look at others life over social media and compare your ow making you have higher and unhealthy expectations on your life and appearance.
Sharing endless selfies and all your innermost thoughts on social media can create an unhealthy self-contentedness and distance you from real-life connections.
Cyber bullying is a common factor in the effects of social media
abusive or hurtful texts, emails or posts, images or videos
deliberately excluding others online
nasty gossip or rumours
imitating others online or using their log-in.
I personally believe adolescents ranges between 10-18 years of age. People in this age group tend to be introduced to social media and have began using it daily. Social media usage is mostly common in this age range.
Both Adults and children use social media platforms and both experience mental health issues relating to there use in the medias.