Social media platforms have increased in number as each day passes by. There are several platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. In today’s world, social media has taken a new turn. Everything we do, from money transactions to studies is being done online. They were introduced so that people could connect to each other, through online mode. But over time, they also have caused a negative impact on people.
From giving us new ways to explore, talking to different people over the world, sharing experiences, building new relationships, it has become our habit more like an addiction.
Negative effects of social media on society:-
Like everything had some negative effects, so does social media. If overused, sooner or later it becomes an addiction. From studies it has been proved that obsession with social media isn’t a good thing, it affects mental and emotional health. Not only the use of Facebook, Instagram all day, but many people, especially teens, have been victims of cyberbullying. It is also known as online bullying. A simple text or message can be interpreted in the wrong way.
Adults these days also spend a lot of time on these social platforms. People who are not so well aware of these technologies are most likely to believe whatever is being sent to them. This can cause many fraud attempts like taking money using their bank accounts by giving wrong text or messages etc.
Not only adults but more negative effects of social media are seen in the teens and youth. Teenagers at that age are in their adolescent development phase. The overuse of social media affects teenagers in many ways.
One of the most negative impacts of social media on youth is that when they see edited pictures of others it can lead to body image issues. They can feel insecure about themselves.
Social Media effects on mental health -:
Excessive use of social media also leads to health issues. Not only youngsters but many adults too who are addicted to these platforms are affected by it.
Anxiety, frustration, depression, and feeling of loneliness all come along when we start to overuse social media platforms.
Not only individuals' lives but also relationships get ruined by these.
Social Media affects relationships:-
As the use of social media increases, people nowadays post every occasion, a small gathering, or every event of their life on social media. Than spending time with their partners they spend more time with their smartphones which causes serious problems in the relationship.
These are some of the reasons how excessive use of social media can spoil relations.
Social media is not a bad thing, we just had to manage our time on using social platforms. If used correctly, these platforms are very good for learning new things, making more friends, etc. Not only this you can also find pages on these platforms that will help you to be motivated and find self-confidence.