TECHNOLOGY TO BREAK THE
SOCIAL MEDIA HABIT
THE SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERN
Studies continue to find that Social Media Dependency is directly related to an increased occurrence of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, mis-guided judgment and even worse in adolescents.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA HABIT
Around 70% of teens and young adults in the U.S. have a social media habit. Teens aged 13 to 18-years-old average 3 hours and 1 minute per day on social media.
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
A study conducted by the Addiction Center found that 27% of children who spend at least three hours on social media might suffer from mental health issues.
CURRENT PRESCRIPTIONS ARE NOT WORKING
Medical professionals, concerned parents and social behavior experts rely on ineffective solutions to curb excessive use and dependence on Social Media Platforms with prescriptions of consultation, digital detox methods, monitoring cell phone usage and setting unenforceable time limits on Social Media usage.
STUDY FINDS KIDS AS YOUNG AS 8 ARE USING SOCIAL MEDIA MORE THAN EVER
The New York Times
SOCIAL MEDIA WORKS ON THE BRAIN
Social media platforms drive surges of dopamine to the brain to keep consumers coming back … the shares, likes and comments trigger the brain’s reward center, resulting in a high similar to the one people feel when gambling or using drugs.
Dr. Nancy DeAngeles, CRNP
Director of Behavior Health
Jefferson Health - Abington