Social Media’s Effects On Children’s Mental Health


It’s no secret that keeping kids away from social media has become essential, but it’s as important to support them in their struggles rather than excluding them. Here is some advice for parents to protect their kids’ intellect level from obvious stuff on social media.



Low self-esteem is a result of social media

The relationship between social media and self-esteem issues is likely the one that has received the most research. The average Instagram user typically sees a ton of images and posts of people having fun while scrolling through their feeds. People publish postings about their seemingly flawless children, photographs of their brand-new homes, or how they recently secured their dream jobs.



The effects of too much screen time on sleep

Over the years, there have been several warnings to switch off gadgets at least an hour (two is preferable!) before bed since the light they emit throws off our circadian rhythm. Unfortunately, our children experience the same thing. Additionally, the tension and anxiety that social media can bring about have an impact on how well our kids sleep.


FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) from excessive online time

Fear of missing out, or FOMO, is a new type of social anxiety that affects teens and young adults. The newest shoes or video game purchases, parties, sporting events, shopping excursions, vacations, sleepovers, and more seem to be shared on social media these days. Because they see social media as their only connection to the outside world, our kids feel cut off from life when they aren’t using it.



The lower level of physical activity

It should come as no surprise that more screen time is directly correlated with less physical exercise. More time is being spent online and in front of screens by kids and teenagers, and less time is being spent playing actively. Additionally, while watching TV or playing online, people frequently consume food and beverages carelessly, adding extra calories to their bodies.