Social Media & The Impact on Teenagers: Is it Addicting?

Social Media Teen Addiction Causes Depression: Social media addiction causes depression because of the tendency to compare oneself with others. Researchers found that frequent young adult Facebook users increased their tendency to overthink and ruminate because they constantly compared themselves to others. Unfortunately, most of the posts we put on social media don’t reflect the reality of our everyday lives. We look our best, we seem happy, we use the best filters that make us look the thinnest. Teens don’t see the reality behind the picture or post. Many of those individuals posting this inauthentic content are just as unhappy and insecure as they are. But appearances can be very deceiving, especially to young, vulnerable minds.”