Impact Of Facebook Addiction On Teens


Facebook is the largest social networking site with active users more than 500 millions.Most of us log in to our Facebook Account atleast once in a day.

Recently a study was conducted by Dr. Larry Rosen who is a professor of psychology at California State University regarding impact of Facebook on teens.The study is based on computer-based survey where response was collected from 1000 teens from urban area.

Rosen presented his studies at 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, titled Poke Me: How Social Networks Can Both Help and Harm Our Kids.

The negative findings of his study includes that teenagers who frequently used Facebook showed a tendency of developing narcissism, other psychological disorders which includes anti social behavior and they also show tendency aggression.It also showed negative impact on their over all health.Study also revealed that teens who checked Facebook once during a 15-minute study period got lower grades.

Whereas the positive impact of Facebook on teens includes showing of virtual empathy to online friends, Facebook can help to increase social interaction among introvert teens and it can also be a powerful tool for teachers to interact with teenagers.

Rosen advises parents to communicate with their kids and to listen to them and regulate their online activities.He says that parents should not restrict kids from using social networking sites.

Facebook has also released Facebook Messenger app for iPhone and Android.We need to learn to manage our time well on social networking sites like Facebook so that it does not hampers our productivity.


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