Too much time on social media can lead to bullying, depression, and anxiety. Spending more than four hours a day online significantly increases a child’s risk of becoming hyperactive and inattentive, and decreases feelings of self-worth. Social media may be one of the main factors affecting children’s mental health.
How does media influence children’s Behaviour?
Teens’ displays on social media often show risky behaviors, such as substance use, sexual behaviors, self-injury, or eating disorders. Exposure of teens through media to alcohol, tobacco use, or sexual behaviors is associated with earlier initiation of these behaviors. Sexting and privacy and predators.
The bad impact of social media:
People become unhappy with their current circumstances, leading to problems with self-esteem and depression. Social media use has also been associated with cyber bullying and cyber abuse by anonymous users online, which leads to problems of self-esteem, privacy ,etc.
Social media provides the opportunity to develop some social skills, but not all. Those face-to-face skills lack when kids spend the majority of their time communicating through devices. … Social media also limits the ability for kids to navigate spontaneous social interactions.
Using social media more often, though, increases FOMO and feelings of inadequacy, dissatisfaction, and isolation. In turn, these feelings negatively affect your mood and worsen symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.
How does media affect people’s behavior?
The media controls the society and is capable of changing human behaviour, living style and moral thoughts and consequences. … Everyday incidents relating to recent media trends is visible which leads people to commit acts which have been influenced by popular media and how such behaviour can be disastrous to human life.