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The Impact of Social Media on Adolescents' Mental Health


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The Impact of Social Media on Adolescents' Mental Health

  1. 1. The Impact of Social Media on Adolescents’ Mental Health By: Adrianna Nystedt Image by: Jason Howie (flickr) Link: (no changes made)
  2. 2. Social media is woven into the fabric of adolescents’ daily lives impacting their mental health. Image by: Nan Palmero (flickr) Link: (no changes made)
  3. 3. “21st-century news consumers use multiple platforms to consume news, jumping from one technology to another.” Today’s adolescents are being constantly bombarded with social media as Image by: magicatwork (flickr) Link: (no changes made) 8
  4. 4. “Daily overuse of media and technology has a negative effect on the health of all children, preteens, and teenagers by making them more prone to anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders, as well as making them more susceptible to future health problems.” Image by: verkeorg (flickr) Link: (no changes made) 9
  5. 5. “Heavy social media users are almost three times more likely to be depressed than occasional users.” Image provided by: pixabay 11
  6. 6. “Researchers have proposed a new phenomenon called “Facebook depression,” defined as depression that develops when preteens and teens spend a great deal of time on social media sites, such as Facebook, and then begin to exhibit classic symptoms of depression.” Image by: mkhmarketing (flickr) Link: (no changes made) 5
  7. 7. “Teens who are on social media for more than two hours a day…. report poor self-rated mental health, psychological distress, suicidal ideation or unmet need for mental health support.” Image by: verkeorg (flickr) Link: (no changes made)   6
  8. 8. “What we see on social media are heavily sanitized and filtered versions of reality.” Image provided by: Pexels 11
  9. 9. Many adolescents begin to compare themselves to the filtered and edited versions of others on social media decreasing their self esteem and putting them at risk for developing depression. Image by: CollegeDegrees360 (flickr) Link: (no changes made)
  10. 10. “21% of teen social media users report feeling worse about their own life because of what they see from other friends on social media” Image by: trizoultro (flickr) Link: (no changes made) 4
  11. 11. Social media is an OPEN platform that allows individuals to say whatever they want. Image by: mkhmarketing (flickr) Link: (no changes made)
  12. 12. “In worst case scenarios, active use can lead to ridicule or attack, rather than compliments or praise.” Image by: Wen Tong Neo (flickr) Link: (no changes made)   11
  13. 13. “One cruel remark…can feel devastating in front of a big audiences and anxiety abounds over pressure to maintain gleaming reputations.” Image by: mkhmarketing (flickr) Link: (no changes made) 3
  14. 14. “The effects of cyberbullying can be profound including depression, anxiety, isolation and in some cases suicide.” Image by: Edwin Leon (flickr) Link: (no changes made) 7
  15. 15. Adolescents today are constantly attached to their devices concerned that they will miss something important. Image by: Garry Knight (flickr) Link: (no changes made)
  16. 16. “A closer look at the brain reward pathways activated by Facebook use were similar to those in people who are addicted to cocaine.” Image by: A Health Blog (flickr) Link: (no changes made) 2
  17. 17. Adolescents constant attachment to social media is decreasing the amount of exercise many obtain .. increasing their risk of developing poor mental health. Image by: verkeorg (flickr) Link: (no changes made)  
  18. 18. “The teenage years can be a time of increased vulnerability to depression and anxiety, and sleeping poorly may contribute to the risk of these conditions.” Image provided by: Pexels 1
  19. 19. “Teens are so emotionally invested in social media that a fifth will wake up at night and log on” 10 Image by: verkeorg (flickr) Link: (no changes made)
  20. 20. Social media is a powerful force capable of negatively impacting today’s generation of adolescents if not used wisely. Image by: Rosaura Ochoa (flickr) Link: (no changes made)
  21. 21. Works Cited: 1. Blaszczak-Boxe, Agata. “Social Media use in Teens Linked to poor Sleep, Anxiety.” Live Science 11 Sept. 2015: 10 pars. 16 Oct. 2016. < anxiety.html>. 2. Caba, Justin. “The Teenage Brain On Social Media: Facebook And Instagram ‘Likes’ Trigger Same Reward System As Eating Chocolate.” Medical Daily 1 June. 2016: 11 pars. 14 Oct. 2016. < chocolate-388333>. 3. Kang, Cecilia. “Third of all teens who meet strangers online are meeting them in person, too.” The Washington Post 6 Aug. 2015: 27 pars. 15 Oct. 2016.< the- switch/wp/2015/08/06/why-kids-are-meeting-more-strangers-online-than-ever-before/>.
  22. 22. 4. Lenhart, Amanda. “Teens, Technology and Friendships.” Pew Research Center 6 Aug. 2015: 25 pars. 15 Oct. 2016.<>. 5. O’Keeffe, Gwenn, et al. “The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families.” Pediatrics 127.4 (April 2011): 22 pars. 16 Oct. 2016. < content/127/4/800>. 6. Payne, Elizabeth. “Teens’ Poor Mental Health Linked to Social Media Use.” The Ottawa Citizen 8 Aug. 2015: 29 pars. 14 Oct. 2016.< 1702249271?accountid=6180>. 7. Richards, Deborah, et al. “Impact of social media on the health of children and young people.” Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 51.12 (November 2015): 1152-1157. 16 Oct. 2016. <>.
  23. 23. 8. Rosengard, Dana, et al. “Students and Social News: How College Students Share News Through Social Media.” Electronic News 8.2 (June 2014): 120-137. 16 Oct. 2016. < http://>. 9. Tartari, Elda. “Benefits and Risks of Children and Adolescents using Social Media.” European Scientific Journal 11.13 (May 2015): 321-332. 15 Oct. 2016. < article/view/5654>. 10. Udorie, June. “Social Media is Harming the Mental Health of Teenagers. The State has to Act.” theguardian 16 Sept. 2015: 7 pars. 16 Oct. 2016.< 2015/sep/16/social-media-mental-health-teenagers-government-pshe-lessons>. 11. Whitley, Robert. “Here’s Why Social Media Harms Your Teen’s Mental Health.” HuffPost 14 Sept. 2016: 17 pars. 15 Oct. 2016. < health_b_11893462.html>.