I recently watched an interesting video about how social media is affecting today’s youth and thought I would share some thoughts I had on the subject. The video is called Generation Like ( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/generation-like/ ) and if you have the time I would recommend watching it as it is very well made.
My thoughts on the matter were more on something that the documentary didn’t talk about on the effects social media can have on today’s youth. All of the pressure for getting a certain amount of likes of favorites often has a very negative impact on kids mental health and can lead to depression and a feeling of not being wanted if they don’t get the same of more like and favorites on their social media posts compared to their friends.
If they don’t receive the help they need to deal with this depression it can be extremely detrimental to the health and cause long term issues that only get harder and harder to deal with as time goes on. Make sure to keep an eye on your friends who might have an unhealthy obsession with social media to make sure they are ok.
For more information on this check out this great article by Bill Wallace http://culturalmarxism.net/new-study-heavy-social-media-users-trapped-in-endless-cycle-of-depression/