The use of social media channels appears to have a negative impact on the mental health of children. According to a new study, children who watch TV for hours or use social media are more likely to suffer from depression.
High risk of mental illness through Facebook and collaboration
A recent study by the University of Montreal found that children who spend time watching TV or social media are depressed. The results were published in the English journal "JAMA Pediatrics".
The researchers found that children who used the most TV or social media channels on a daily basis always had the worst symptoms of depression. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Co often appear to present a perfect body and lifestyle, which can pose a potential risk to the pride of children and youth. By displaying a lot of these images, you can literally set the spiral. Researchers therefore recommend limiting the daily use of television and social media.
The investigation included 3,826 children aged between 12 and 16 years. When participants spend more time watching TV or social media, they get more depressed. The general use of computers for computer games, surfing, and other things has not affected the minds of children.
Depression often ends in a vicious cycle.
The findings highlight the importance of social media and TV for adolescent depression development. Controlling the use of these activities can be an option that protects and well-managed youths from susceptibility to depressed moods and depressed symptoms.
The media often deceive children and youth, work in a dream job, live an exciting and envious life with perfect flesh and money. The more a depressed state of a person directs his or her gaze, the more it is suggested or consumed. So once depression appears, it usually "feeds" nutrients – staying there and often getting worse.
But some of the enemies of the study criticized the study as comprehensive, but did not show that depression was actually triggered by the use of television and social media.