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Heavy use of social media linked to mental illness

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According to a survey in 2017 by the Royal Society for Public Health, Britons aged 14-24 believe that Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter have detrimental effects on their wellbeing. On average, they reported that these social networks gave them extra scope for self-expression and community-building. But they also said that the platforms exacerbated anxiety and depression, deprived them of sleep, exposed them to bullying and created worries about their body image and “FOMO” (“fear of missing out”). Academic studies have found that these problems tend to be particularly severe among frequent users.

https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/05/18/how-heavy-use-of-social-media-is-linked-to-mental-illness?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/howheavyuseofsocialmediaislinkedtomentalillnessdailychart
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Do you agree with this? Why or why not?
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Weird. Last time I checked, everybody was free to decide whether to have an account, or not.
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The most worrying aspect is the impact of social media on kids. Constant relentless peer pressure from which there is no escape. This often leads to bullying with sometimes tragic consequences.
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Social media brings everybody together and rips everybody apart. Happy it's gone!
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I don't have any social media other that YouTube, if that counts. Never liked the stuff due to various reasons.
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One danger is for kids. If they take a photo and share it, and the wrong type of person gets it, they can get the Exif header info and GPS coordinates to find exactly where they are. Kids are always taking pics and telling the world where and when they will be somewhere. Could be very dangerous.
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For all the information about every possible real life activity on the internet, it's a shame that most people seem to have taken up gossiping and trainwreck watching as their primary hobbies.
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Everybody lies on social media or tend to exagerate their wonderful life.
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I hope facebook especially will fail one day. YouTube is the only one that I use because I can learn somenthing new every day and I love Linux.
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i don't have social media for over 4 years and nowadays, Whatsapp is the MAIN form of communication in smartphones here at Brazil and i REFUSE to use it, because i think it is extremely intrusive and when i tell people that i don't have Whatsapp account, they look at me like i am a ghost and always come with the excuse that they wish they don't have to use Whatsapp, but it is primordial to communicate with other people and they are unhappy with this service.
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It seems like things were more balanced when we mostly relied on plain old Email to communicate electronically. I think Facebook is a horrible format that encourages people to communicate in a short Blurb form instead of longer thoughtful messages with any depth or added context.
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I used to use LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc and then I said to myself enough is enough. I don't need all that crap in my life. Messenger and sometimes Skype is fine for me and the always reliable phone is number one.
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