Facebook Can Cause Serious Mental Health Problems In Kids ?

A study done by Dr. Larry D. Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, shows that the excessive use of social networking site Facebook can cause serious mental health problems like aggressive tendencies and antisocial behavior in kids.

The title of the study was “Poke Me: How Social Networks Can Both Help and Harm Our Kids” and is based on the findings by Dr. Rosen, who is studying the effect of technology in our day-to-day life for more than 25 years.

Rosen also said that the parents today think that by using a monitoring tool, they can limit their child’s social activity. But they are completely wrong as their kids are more technically advanced than them and usually find a way to work around that monitoring tool.

Though its negative impacts are more, the study shows that social networking has also made youngsters more efficient at communication skills and they can easily communicate with their teachers through social media.

The thing here is that like everything in this world, social networking has both pros and cons. It depends on the end users how to use a platform they have been provided with.

Do you think social networking is valuable or is it just a way to kill your time?

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1 thought on “Facebook Can Cause Serious Mental Health Problems In Kids ?

  1. I don’t like generalising with the term social networking. I consider it to be broken down into two categories

    1- Social Networking – Facebook, twitter, formspring, tumblr, Youtube
    2- (Plain and Simple) Networking – Blogger, WordPress, Email

    Only the ones i have defined as social would i consider to be killing time, and dangerous to children. Plain old networking can be the same but is mostly a more ‘practical’ or ‘worthwhile’ pastime

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