Social media is believed and known to be of great interest on the society today because it allows us connect with so many people around the world who may share common interest.
However, on the contrary, it has also affected the society in the negative way. If you can't imagine your life without social media, then it's believed you have fallen victim of the evil impact of social media.
Social media has a lot of negative effects on our health which because of its positive impacts, we have been blinded from seeing it.
Spending a long period of time on social media sites could sometime affect your mood. Some pages or content you read on social website cause depression and anxiety.
Too much exposure to social media or website leads to cyber-bullying. That is, users invades your privacy and makes jerk of you on social media. These online attacks leaves and create deep scars on our mental health and even leads to suicide.
On top of increased cases of depression and anxiety, spending too much time on social media can lead to poor sleep. So many persons spend time meant for sleeping on social media and at the end make them look stressed and pale during work hours.
Because of addictive behavior to social media, so many persons neglect their work, relationship and family, forgetting totally their responsibilities and expectations.
In cases of married couples problems breaks out in their homes due to influence of social media, for instance a woman stays on social website for quite a long period of time neglecting her family and children and even most times get too carried leaving their food to get burnt.
Yes, social media is something we can't really do without, but we make the choice of how we want it to work in our lives. It is our right to decide the amount of time we spend on social networks and the kind of things we do on our websites.
To reduce the risk and negative effects of social media, during work hours, we should learn to turn off our notification to allow us concentrate on our daily task, and not get distracted easily. Notifications are constant reminder that something is happening online which distracts our daily activities.
Limiting yourself also help to reduce the dangerous effect of social media. Set a timer on your watch or phone, to limit the amount of time you spend on social media. Though its hard but put in the courage to stick to the time to avoid over working.
Information given by you on social media can lead to ridicule. Avoid spending so much time on social media to protect your health status and also to reduce cyber-bullying. Make social media a good learning platform and not only a place for mere pleasures of life.