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Friday, May 22, 2020 – 1:33 PM
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Friday, May 22, 2020 – 1:33 PM
Double-click on your phone screen .. To see a prominent belly muscle image of a famous athlete, and with a little scrolling of pictures and publications hundreds of “selfies” of girls will follow the latest fashion, or for a family or group of friends on a happy coastal vacation, or a birthday party, This is how we spend on Instagram.
What is your real life in the meantime? You may wear a home-made old robe with a makeup-free face lying on the sofa, and there is no “adjustment feature” to see yourself like them.
According to a new report by the Royal Society of Public Health in the United Kingdom, Instagram is, among all applications of social media, the worst influence on mental health, according to the American “Shayeb” site.
The association conducted a survey of about 1500 people between the ages of 14 and 24 about the mental and psychological effects of the most famous social media platforms currently known as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram.
The survey included questions about emotional support, loneliness, depression and anxiety, personal identity, bullying, sleep, mental image of the body, relationships in the real world, and phobia anxiety that you might miss something.
The survey found that Instagram in particular is the main influencer on issues such as anxiety, depression and a negative image of the body.
According to the report, Instagram is the most encouraging platform for the idea of using the photo editing feature, so that a press of a button can make the clouds shiny or the textures are beautiful, and these attempts cause everything to appear in an ideal way in what is known as the “comparison and frustration” behavior.
On the other hand, YouTube is the least harmful site among those platforms. As this study demonstrated that it can have a positive impact on its users, but it still has a slight impact on the rates and quality of sleep and the formation of a negative image of the body.
According to the same study, Twitter comes second in order of applications from least to most harmful after YouTube, followed by Facebook and Snapchat, then Instagram.
On the other hand, social media has been associated with more self-expression, personal identity, community formation, and emotional support, but many issues remain controversial about it. Like its benefits and how to use it without being harmed.
But what has been confirmed by many studies is that the behavior accompanying their use is the desire to export the image of individuals ’lives in an ideal, problem-free way, which led to an escalation of the percentage of serious psychological and mental issues; According to the association’s report, rates of anxiety and depression among youth have increased by 70% over the past 25 years.
Social Media has an addictive effect, so if you cannot completely prevent its use and what does not seem realistic, and is no longer required, you can put your phone next to you and stop scrolling the screen whenever you feel pressure or the need to compete with others.