Social Media Depression And Its Effects On The Lives Of Teens And Young Adults

1484 Words Mar 31st, 2016 6 Pages
Social Media Depression One out of every three adolescents experiences cyberbullying in his or her lifetime. One out of five young adults has also cyberbullied another person. A clinical trial recently proved the fact that social media and depression are linked and that social media depression is pervasive in the lives of teens and young adults. According to doctors Gwenn Schurgin O’Keeffe and Kathleen Clarke-Pearson in the clinical report by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “‘Facebook depression,’ defined as depression that develops when preteens and teens spend a great deal of time on social media sites such as Facebook, and then begin to exhibit classic symptoms of depression.” Social media depression can be similar to common depressions, yet it is incited through networking websites even if the sufferer isn’t actually a member of that social media community. Social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can cause users to develop “Facebook depression” by lacking social skills, having unlimited access to the internet, and facing cyberbullying.
BP1 Internet relationships are easy to create with social media messaging and accessibility. Facebook friends are always nice to have, but there comes a point where loneliness and longing for face-to-face contact occurs. Everyone gets lonely, but social media can make matters worse. Users of social media can virtually interact with friends from behind a keyboard. Boredom and lacking interaction can make people lonely.…

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