Social Media Addiction – A rising problem for the youth

by Subhechcha Ganguly
50 views
5
(6)

 

energipic

The advent of several social media sites has made teenagers glued to the phone screen. A survey was held by some students of management the previous year. This showed that the average screen time of today’s teenagers are 12 hours a day which is near to half a day. Some might say this is because of the lockdown but is it really the case ?

 

HAS LOCKDOWN INCREASED SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION ?

The answer to this question is definitely a “Yes”. The main reason can be that people have stopped going outside . Social Media has become their place of socializing with people. One of the main reason of the addiction is also escapism.  Students are so scared to face the reality that they take help of social media to escape in their difficult times.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN DISADVANTAGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION?

One of the main disadvantages of social media addiction are lack of concentration.Specially the youth face a lot of concentration issue when they start getting addicted to their phones. They loose concentration not only in studies but also in several kinds of other activities. Social Media Addiction is also one of the main reason of people drifting away from actually doing things they love to do.

Social Media addiction also influences the teeangers to keep expectations that are away from the reality.A large proportion of the youth starts expecting certain things which are away from the reality. This is generally caused by several impractical series and shows.

Moreover social media addiction often causes distance from the family members. While people keep spending more and more time on the social media they tend to ignore their own family members . This causes them getting slowly detached from their family members.

HOW TO OVERCOME SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION ?

Since now we have discussed several problems that can be caused by Social Media Addiction let us discuss the several solutions.

Fixing a stipulated time for using social media can be of great help . This is because in this way you can extract the benefits of social media. Moreover it could be helpful for people to quit social media addiction.

Moreover setting apps that keeps a check on your screen time can be of great help to reduce social media addiction.

By Subhechcha Ganguly

Photo souce :energepic.com

Do you find this post useful?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 5 / 5. Vote count: 6

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?

You may also like

Leave a Comment