Learn about the link between social media and depression.
The Potential Risks of Using Social Media There are pros and cons to engaging in almost any life activity, but using social media can create some harmful repercussions. Here are some of the most significant ones. Keep these in mind when you go online. Social media can cause: • exposure to age-inappropriate or otherwise harmful content about sex, pornography, illegal drugs, alcohol, and violence (including self-harm and animal torture) • exposure to cyberbullies, sexual predators, cybercriminals (e.g., identity theft, phishing), and other dangerous people • increased risk of depression and suicide • damage to one’s reputation if you overshare information about your life or post offensive content
What is Social Media Addiction?
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