The Effects of Social Media on Our Mental Health and Society as a Whole

Introduction to Social Media

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have become a ubiquitous part of modern life, with billions of users around the world.

Negative Effects of Social Media

Social media can also have negative effects on mental health and society, such as cyberbullying, social isolation, and the spread of misinformation.

Positive Effects of Social Media

Social media can have positive effects, such as allowing people to connect with others, share information, and promote social causes.

Comparison& Self-Esteem

Social media can contribute to feelings of low self-esteem and anxiety, as users compare themselves to others and try to present a polished, idealized image.


Social media can contribute to the spread of disinformation and fake news, which can have serious consequences for public health and political stability.

Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)

Social media can also contribute to FOMO, a feeling of anxiety or fear that one is missing out on social events or experiences.

Privacy Concerns

Social media raises privacy concerns, as users’ personal information is often collected and shared without their consent.