Impact of Social Media

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Type of Resource

Guidance

Publication Date

November 30, 2023

Topic/s

Social Media and Apps 
Many activities can provide us with a way to escape from the pressures of everyday life. However, if we use them too much, they can start negatively impacting our mood. If an activity begins to make us feel anxious, or affects our schoolwork or relationships, then we may need to consider how we can develop healthy boundaries.
Did you know?
According to a report by Ofcom (2021), 99% of households with children have access to the internet. Of these, children aged 7-16 spend an average of 3.48 hours a day online (24.36 pw).

Can social media be addictive?

With social media becoming such a big part of everyday life for all of us, the impact of too much social media is becoming a real problem. The overuse of social media has a big part to play in mental health issues.

Impacts of Problematic Social Media Use:

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Social media has plenty of positive benefits, but these depend on the boundaries we place on its use.

Change

In order to reduce the consequences, device time also needs to be reduced. Try some of the tips below:

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