Essay On The Effects Of Social Media On Young Adults

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Social media has had a major impact on our lives especially on the lives of young adults. It is used around the whole world and is used by millions of people for countless hours during the day. It is used so much that for some young adults it is viewed as part of their lives. Once scientists began to see the major influence of social media, they began researching how it can affect people depending on the amount of time they are on a social media network. Is using social media excessively bad for someone’s mental health? Evidence suggests that excessive use of social media in young adults is linked to cause depression and other mental health issues, therefore too much social media is bad for young adults. Now that social media has been around for almost twenty years many young adults are spending more and more time behind the computer screen. In the article Online Social Networking and Mental Health by Igor Pantic, a Doctor in Medicine and of Philosophy, has recently done a study and says, “In our recent study in a high school student population, we …show more content…
For example connecting friends and family that live far from each other. In the article Online Social Networking and Mental Health Igor Pantic says, “It seems that when social networks and the Internet in general are used to strengthen and maintain social ties, particularly within family members and close friends, the resulting social support has beneficial effects on mental health”(Pantic 653). He then states that, “extensive use of SNS outside these circles might weaken existing close family and friend interactions and increase feelings of loneliness and depression”(Pantic 653). Pantic makes a good point that the use of social media can actually be helpful to someone’s mental health but when used excessively and in different ways it can potentially be harmful and cause someone to feel left out or lonely damaging mental

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