Negative Dangers Of Social Media

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Register to read the introduction… Social media can create problems sneak to our daily life, in every possible way. According to a recent poll survey, 24% admitted that they had missed crucial events such as weddings, birthdays as a result of using social media platforms during the event itself (Deppe, 2011). In fact, two out of five people spend more time communicating through social media than through face-to-face communication (Bennet, 2012). People who spend too much time online become more anti-social as they do not go out much to meet their friends or any gathering. It seemed they are more likely to make and reach out to online friends for emotional support (Routledge, 2015). Today, people are much more dependent on their smartphones and other electronic gadgets, and consequently, less dependent on actual human interactions. Many people do not realize the gradual strain in actual social relations because these relationships are usually not as intimate (Ma, 2011). Social media has led to antisocial behaviors, in which there are lesser physical social interactions and less intimate …show more content…
These issues have been increasing. People often invest their time on Facebook, trying to escape their feelings of depression, but social media itself can actually be the root cause of negative feelings (Healthcare, 2015). Being too hooked on social media can actually cause insomnia, suicide and other mental illness. The recommended hours of sleep per night is 8 hours, but with social media in the way, people are only getting 6 hours and 21 minutes of sleep (Whiteman, 2014). People think that once you sleep, the brain shuts off, however in all entirety, the brain is actually working by keeping the relevant memories and getting rid of the irrelevant ones that is not needed anymore (Stein, 2014a). So the later people sleep, the less the brain can actually do any of its activities and consequently, this will have negative results in the future. The worst concern for social media, however, is suicide due to social media. Take for example, Ask.fm, is a social media site where people pose questions or make a statement to another person anonymously. It already has recorded 9 suicide cases in a span of 3 years because of people writing hate messages. Suicides caused by social media is a problem that is getting out of hand by the minute. In every 27 seconds, someone around the world would have received hate mail (Teens, 2012). Needless to say, social media has been connected to

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