After the report shared by the Wall Street Journal on the effects of social media on teens, news continues to arrive on how platforms badly affect our lives. The latest research comes from University of Technology Sydney, which he identified well 46 negative effects due to the use of Twitter, Instagram and the like. Let’s find out what it is.
Social media: A study reveals 46 negative effects on users
A team of researchers from the University of Technology Sydney has investigated the negative effects of social media on our lives. And it did so by analyzing dozens and dozens of articles on the sector published between 2003 and 2018. The result was the identification of as many as 46 harmful effects on users’ lives. Anxiety, depression, incitement to suicide, cyberstalking, delinquency, jealousy, lack of online security and harassment are just some of the harms unearthed by Australian researchers.
Added to these are the instigation to conflict with others, the risk of deception and the violation of privacy. In short, apparently the negative effects of social media concern not only physical and mental well-being, but also the impact that platforms have on academic and / or professional performance. And then the related problems to security and privacy. A roundup of harmful effects that certainly do not please, so much so that the researchers themselves are working to design apps and functions that can somehow reduce them. An idea that is anything but evil.
At the same time, Australian researchers are working to identify the factors that influence social media addiction, which would help us greatly to improve our lives. But without giving up the use of platforms, which have now become indispensable in our daily life. Of course, it will be difficult to make users aware of the damage they face, but careful scientific research could facilitate this.