Facebook, positive and negative effects

Social networks have become part of daily life for 60% of Albanians. Statistics speak for a wide use mainly of facebook but also of Twitter, my space, blogger, Netlog, etc. Users are of different ages ranging from teenagers to people over 50 years old.

But is the use of these networks a problem? Should parents worry about their children? Below we give you some facts about the effects that social networks have on your health. Take a look before you “poke” “like” or “friend request”.

Positive Effects

Despite the headlines of newspapers or magazines such as “Depression from Facebook” and “Facebook promotes divorce,” studies highlight and focus more on the positive effects of its use.

Promotes self-esteem

According to a study from Cornell University, students who had used Facebook and updated their statuses felt better and had a better mood compared to those who had not used it at all. According to researchers, updating statuses or posts promotes confidence, confidence, and self-esteem.

Strengthens social relationships

In Britain, Facebook users aged 21-29 were surveyed. Outcome? Facebook helped strengthen relationships between friends. Like private messages (inbox) or “wall posts”, they gave users the opportunity to trust their friends, return to old memories and laugh out loud.

Removes feelings of shame and loneliness

Especially for people defined as “unaccompanied” or introverted people, Facebook, through the exchange of messages, links, helps to consolidate relationships and makes you more social with others. For shy people, sharing and sharing information through Facebook is a way to express yourself and build relationships with others. While it would not be the same if people would communicate in front of each other.


Negative effects

Causes depression

This happens when there is uncontrolled and unrestricted use of Facebook, especially by teenagers, who can also display aggressive behavior. Although this phenomenon has not yet been scientifically proven and in fact experts claim that this is more or less a mutual connection.

In general, new users are more likely to spend more time on Facebook, than to become familiar with those who have long since opened their profile. Depression does not come from the use of Facebook but from poor relationships with friends or family.

Disrupts the way we feed

The more teens stay on Facebook or other social networks, the more prone they are to eating disorders, degrading to anorexia, bulimia, or extreme diet. Numerous information and news about music, fashion, gossip, push teenagers towards eating disorders.

Perhaps the opposite is true, as people with these disorders spend more time online. Special care should be taken by parents to limit the negative effects not only of Facebook but of the media in general, on their children.

Encourages divorce of couples

Facebook was used in 2011 in almost 20% of divorce cases in Britain. The partners themselves and their lawyers have used posts or messages on Facebook profiles as evidence. Finding “old friends” in high school has in many cases affected infidelity and separation of couples. The attempt starts from the moment you exchange messages with your ex and do not tell your partner. Dr. Kener, a psychologist in the USA, advises you not to keep your partner a secret from chatting with me on Facebook. Even though you like the idea of ​​reminiscing about old times, this way you risk your current relationship and the damage can be irreparable.

Try to set some rules, have dialogue, and be transparent with each other.

Something is certain, that in your mood, in your health, happiness, or stress, are the external factors that influence and you should not be justified by blaming Facebook for this!

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