How does social media affect lives?

Wyatt Wilcock

Dr. Henry Hales explains how social media affects others, “Social media connects people the world over to one another. The problem is that not everyone knows how to disconnect. With constant streams of tweets, status updates and comments to sift through and respond to, social media can create a never-ending and sometimes negative feedback loop.but this can be very harmful to the brain.Teenagers especially can feel a sense of pressure to stay active online. Many experience a need to be responsive on social media 24/7, feeling compelled to answer texts or direct messages almost immediately.”

Researchers from the University of Glasgow surveyed 467 teenagers regarding their social media use throughout the day and at night. The scientists also tested for sleep quality and a number of physical indicators.So what they found was amazing the studies showed that the average teen gets 8-10 hours of sleep per day then they got a teen addicted to social media and measured there sleep and they found that the teens they did survey got 6-8 hours of sleep per night incredible!

Parents all around the world have been studying and observing their children and they have all found the same results. “e have to think about how our kids use social media, in relation to time for switching off,” lead researcher Cleland Woods said in a statement. So now you know why,how,and how to act on this could lead to your child's success in the future or their failure so it's up to you parents to act fast and help your children succeed in life.