The Downsides of Technology in Society

 

If you can’t fathom your life without social media, you’ve most likely succumbed to social networking sites’ tremendous hold on the public. You’ve probably witnessed some of the bad affects of social media on people as well.

Sadly, for many of us, the negative impacts of social media are all too real. See these technology facts.  Let’s take a look at some of the negative effects of social media on real individuals that occur on a daily basis.

Anxiety and Depression

Do you spend a significant amount of time on social media each day? Spending too much time on social networking sites can have a negative impact on your mood. Chronic social users, on the other hand, are more likely to report poor mental health, including anxiety and depression symptoms.

It doesn’t take much thought to figure out why this is the case. You can see the carefully selected greatest portions of everyone else’s lives on social media, which you can then compare to the terrible aspects of your own life.

Cyberbullying is number two.

Bullying used to be something that could only be done face to face until the advent of social media. People can now bully others online, whether anonymously or not. Everyone now understands what cyberbullying is, and the majority of us have witnessed what it can do to a person.

While social media makes it easy to make new friends and create friends, it also allows vicious people to easily tear others down. Bullying perpetrators might take use of the anonymity provided by social media to earn people’s trust before terrorizing them in front of their peers.

 

Expectations that are unrealistic

 

Since most people are aware, social media instills in us unreasonable expectations of life and friendships.

The majority of social media platforms suffer from a severe lack of online authenticity. People use Snapchat to document their amazing travels, to brag on Facebook about how much they adore their significant other, and to fill their Instagram feed with heavily contrived photographs.

Body Image Problems

When it comes to Instagram celebrities, you’ll find stunningly attractive people wearing costly outfits on their wonderfully formed bodies if you look at popular Instagram accounts.

Body image is now a concern for practically everyone, which comes as no surprise. Of course, seeing so many people who are purportedly perfect (by society’s standards) on a regular basis makes you aware of how different you appear in comparison to those images.