Social media platforms have changed the way people interact with each other. Although they are the best medium to remain in touch with hundreds of friends and loved ones, the impact of social media is a matter of concern. Several studies have demonstrated, both, advantages and disadvantages of the social media platforms.
One of the less-discussed impacts of social media is the way the excessive use of social media affects mental health. A spate of recent live suicide and murder videos on Facebook has massively drawn attention of the people toward the debilitating effects of social media on the emotional and psychological health of the users, especially youngsters. Several studies have highlighted that the prolonged use of social media increases the risk of developing depressive symptoms, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, etc. Read more