They had an incredible incidence, which some people thought would be without them without them. Twenty years have been increasingly present in our lives. What are we talking about? Recent research has shown that they are more dependent on cigarettes and alcohol, and have a major impact on our health, especially mental health.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube: social networks have revolutionized the way to connect with each other; so much that they caused anxiety and depression in thousands of young people, which has become an excellent source of addiction.
The state of mind study of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) reveals that, although these platforms represent great opportunities for innovation, learning and creativity, they lose contact with reality, explains Sputnik. At the beginning of 2017, RSPH carried out a survey of 1,479 users, aged 14 to 24, and asked them about the most popular social networking platforms. The aim of the research was to determine the impact they had on their health and well-being.
Among the findings, it was found that one in four people around the world use a social network: platforms that are more dependent on cigarettes and alcohol. The study shows that 91% of young people aged 16 to 24 use the Internet solely to navigate in social networks, and their use is associated with higher levels of anxiety, depression and lack of sleep. This period of life is crucial for the emotional and psychosocial development of man.
In the mid-2000s, social networks became enormous and revolutionized the way people communicate and exchange information. The rate of anxiety and depression among young people has increased by 70% over the last 25 years. On the contrary, online bullying is a problem that is growing exponentially: seven out of ten young people were victims.
In addition, one of the problems that abuses social network users is "comparative syndrome", especially for Instagram users, "vanity platforms". Instagram, one of the most popular social networking platforms, has proved to be the most negative impact on the mental health of its users. While YouTube was considered the most positive effect.
The study also found that social networks are the cause of problems, such as "FOMO" (fear of loss, after the acronym in English), but presented as a place to experience social life. "But the more they are used, the more likely it is that the comparative syndrome will be activated by the individual, and users begin to create a false and idealistic life." This can lead to mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, and users may be completely disconnected due to discomfort or sadness and become asocial, "says a study.