How is Social Media Affecting Students?

There are positive and negative impacts of social media on students. We are more connected than ever before through social media, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are distant with our family and friends so of course we want to stay in touch with the ones we love. Social media provides many benefits, such as learning opportunities, the chance to connect with others, and just expressing themselves freely. But it can also have a negative impact on students mentally and physically.

It is very easy to become addicted to social media. Sometimes we don’t even realize that we have been scrolling on our phones for hours. Students who spend too much time on their phones can suffer from poor sleep, eye fatigue, depression, anxiety, cyberbullying, and more. From experience, it has affected me and my sleep schedule as well.

If you want to distance yourself from social media or at least lessen your screen time, find something that you enjoy doing that does not include screen time. Find a new hobby that you like doing, with a friend even. You could take walks, go to a gym, spend outside time with family and friends, and so much more.

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