December 09, 2018 11:00
Updated on December 9, 2018 11:09 AM
Nowadays, social networks have become part of daily life, they even come to occupy a preponderant role for some people who can not live without them.
Therefore, a recent study revealed that they are more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol, in addition to having a deep impact on our health, especially in the mental part.
The way we are now connecting people is almost always linked to platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Snapchat, Youtube and other networks that have revolutionized human politics, to the extent that some of them generate anxiety and even depression, even become A strong addiction.
The Royal Society of Public Health (RFF) published a study entitled Status of Mind, which revealed that the main impact of the social networks, which is also cataloged as a great opportunity to learn, innovative and creative, is to lose contact with reality.
It was at the beginning of 2017 that the RFF conducted a survey of 1,479 users who ranged between 14 and 24 years of age, asking for the most popular platforms to find out what their reactions are in their health and health.
The research has resulted in decline and one of them is that 91% of young people between the ages of 16 and 24 years use the internet to use social networks, and that the use of the platforms is linked to higher rates of anxiety, depression and Lack of dream, something worrying if one takes into account that the same study indicates that this time of life is crucial to the emotional and psychosocial development of the person.
It was in the mid-2000's that social networks became massive and turned the internet into a new way of communication and sharing information. However, the rates of anxiety and depression in young people have increased 70% over the past 25 years, in addition, online harassment is a problem that increases, and 7 out of 10 young people have been victims.