How Social Media Affect mental health and social relations.

FNU Adeel 

ENG 1101:English                



  Effects of Social Media  By “TIM BONO” March 10 2018, New York Post. 

             The author demonstrates writes about how social media affects student educational activities. The more time you spend on social media is the worst for your education activities . It can also change  your life from good to worse by creating jealousy and can lead to social isolation. By taking a break from social media it can help you with psychological problems.Social media is a big distraction for students and it affects their grades negatively. Pictures and posts can spread more negativity in your mind. 

     The Effect Of Social Media from the Text Page 6  by ‘’Chen and LIang (2011)’’  

The author states  that social networking is absolutely affecting student effectiveness as well as their grades. Therefore, educators need to be worried about this problem and attempt to find better ways to solve it  although, framed within an academic context,the concepts outlined here can be used to investigate the use of communication technology. In the home workplace and many other settings. in for a diversity of different we were like teenagers young adults the elderly or families” this evidence indicates that social media does hurt their academic performance and grades most of the young generation spent most of the time on social media tools like Facebook and not focusing on their studies. We use social media at every place even when we are in class .

  Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health “TEDx Program.” TED, Bailey Parnell, 22 June 2017,

Author tells how social is making people sick like  , Stress’. It’s not just her getting depression because of social media it’s her family and friends and everyone around her. She also says how back in the 90’s people were use to talk to each other with friends and family but now on their no family no friends.They just just spent enough time with their family.There are so many people in the world who face social media harassment people lose their lives because get exposed by their friends their pictures and their private life. ‘Tayler Clementi’ Gives up  on his life because his friends posted his private pictures on social media because they think it’s just funny and they will get some likes.    

“The social media is overcoming us” by Tysons Virginia, Quit social media | Dr. Cal Newport | TED Tysons June  2016.

 The author tells us about the use of social media and how it’s growing faster. New generation people use social media as a source of entertainment.Sometime it comes in the way of your education . Social media is the biggest distraction in our study for example you are studying and your friend texts you and you start talking to them.When you try to study it makes you to think about videos and posts that you missed. We always check our phones  before sleep to just do is quick check if somebody texted. We spend a lot of time on social media even up late at night and feel sleepy in class so this why you get sleep disorder. Before using social media you never think that its harmful for you. Without social media it could be hard for two weeks like you are missing something in your life but it could be very productive. 

     Charles, Shamard, and M.d. “Social Media Linked to Rise in Mental Health Disorders in Teens, Survey Finds.”, NBCUniversal News Group, 15 Mar. 2019,

         The author apprise that social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens. In addition, people suffering with mental issues like Anxiety, Depression and other mental disorders which gets complicated in today’s world. According to the text, “Young adults born after 1995 are experiencing more mental health issues. Researchers point to lack of sleep and the rise of social media”. This Quote illustrates that young adults who were born after 1995, suffering from mental issues because social media takes place and how people get addicted to it. Aslo, it become need for them. Moreover, “We found a substantial increase in major depression or suicidal thoughts, psychological distress, and more attempted suicides after 2010, versus the mid-2000s, and that increase was by far the largest in adolescents and young adults,” said lead author Jean Twenge, author of the book “iGen” and professor of psychology at San Diego State University”. This quotes shows that increase in usage of social media lead to harmful psychological health issues, and more suicides happen in 2010. Therfore, how digital communication versus face-to-face social interaction influences mood disorders and suicide-related outcomesmore social media use is associated with increased reported symptoms of social anxiety, social isolation, and feelings of loneliness. As a result, Social media is harmful for all ages because it’s addictive which destroys life, time, and maintenance of health. Make imbalances in your life.


Global FocusNorth America. `.Jonah Berger “”The Impact of Social Media: Is It Irreplaceable?”Knowledge@Wharton,           

    The author demonstrates that  “Social media has plenty of detractors, but by and large, do Americans agree with Brown’s sentiment? In 2018, 42% of those surveyed in a Pew Research Center survey said they had taken a break from checking the platform for a period of several weeks or more, while 26% said they had deleted the Facebook app from their cell phone”. The author says people deleted facebook app because it’s very addictive and a waste of time.  Social media is a big problem for nowadays generation for example it creates problems in your social relationship. In addition, teens do self esteem about themselves because when people start valuing themselves on number of followers or likes, it creates a situation that requires more and more likes or followers in order to achieve the same feeling, and it’s not healthy or sustainable. As a result, I can say for myself that Social Media and Instagram in particular have sometimes been damaging to my mental health, and as a result of that I’ve had to take time off from the app to get back into my own life and away from watching others.


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