Category - Teen
social media has increased in popularity ever since the idea of smart phones and tablets started to appear for sale there are various types of social apps, where millions of people can. stress and social media fuel mental health crisis among girls this article is more than 2 years old nhs data shows 68 rise in hospital admissions because of self-harm among girls under 17. in the last three years, the number of teens with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia has doubled. According to exclusive statistics given to the independent, the number of teens looking for help with an eating disorder has grown to 110 percent within the same time span. The report cites social media as the primary catalyst to the increase. Social media such as facebook and twitter provide constant updates which can turn a mere interest in social networks into an unhealthy, stressful compulsion that not only affects stress levels. teens use social media to connect, seek friendship and support, and even ask for help at times. A better bet is to understand how and why your teen uses social media, stay connected, and know what to look for if your teen shows unexplained emotional changes. Emotional insecurity during adolescence is normal and is often caused by a combination of hormonal changes, social pressures and the environment in which a child is growing up. Parents can help by being aware and accepting of the emotional turmoil that many teens experience, and also by working to lessen some of the causes of teenager insecurity. and since the advent of social media, this number might just be on the rise especially for teenage girls. In fact, not only is low self-esteem a problem, but sometimes depression results. The stigma that surrounds depression unfortunately causes many people not to talk about depression. Social media is taking over the world, as an estimated 2 billion people around the globe use social networking sites and 80 percent of americans have at least one social media profile. This article examines trends in social contact, mediated contact (phone, online, etc. ), and social support in 2002, 20, using aggregated abs general social survey data.