A majority of social media users have a guilty pleasure of spending hours and hours on various social media platforms. Well, the guilty pleasure comes with its own set of negative effects on the users too.
In a recent survey that was conducted on the excessive usage of social media, the researchers and the scientists have found out that social media might lead to depression.
According to the survey, social media usage results in depression, anxiety, loneliness, self-harm, fear of missing out (FOMO), and even trigger suicidal thoughts.
The researchers opined that the Fear of missing out (FOMO) is one of the deadly effects of social media as users who often scroll pictures and videos of people having fun inculcates the feeling of being left out.
Social media even results in Depression and anxiety which results in users not showing any interest in other activities other than spending time on social media. It even causes excessive nervousness.
The study has also raised concerns over the increasing culture of Cyberbullying where social media users receive abusive and offensive comments to their posts.
The study has also come up with steps that will help social media users to get rid of wasting hours and hours of time on social media.
Capping the time on social media and using apps that will help in calculating the time spent on social media will help.
Other steps like turning off the notifications for the apps and spending time with your closes ones and taking an active part in household chores will also lend a helping hand.