30. Social Media Has an Impact on Depression
Ever since social media has taken the world by storm, there’s been a noticeable increase in the number of cases of depression too, especially among the youth. Therapists say that the age at which depression hits is getting younger each year as more children also gain access to the Internet by using devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Social media addiction is for real and in an age where validation from strangers may make all the difference between feeling confident about oneself and feeling worthless, it is no surprise that people don’t hesitate to be mean and spiteful whilst sitting behind a screen. Pediatricians recommend parental supervision and limited screen time for young children and teenagers.