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Social Media Addiction v1.0.pptx

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION Shiwanthie Wijesuriya
  2. What is Social Media? Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.
  3. Popular Forms of Social Media • Tiktok • Facebook • YouTube • Snapchat • Twitter
  4. Social Media Worldwide Usage Statistics • 56.8% of the world’s total population is active on social media. • This is about 4.48 billion people • Eligible audiences aged 13 years and above. 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 Users (in millions)
  5. Usage of Social Media by Gender Female User (%) Male User (%) Snapchat 60 40 Pinterest 78 22 Instagram 57 43 Facebook 44 56 Twitter 32 68 LinkedIn 49 51 TikTok 59 41 YouTube 45 55
  6. Usage of Social Media by Age Age Group Percentage (%) 18-29 84% 30-49 81% 50-64 73% 65+ 45%
  7. How Much Time Do People Spend On Social Media?
  8. Social Media Addiction is Like a Poison • It triggers the brain’s reward system to release dopamine, the “feel-good” chemical. • New tools and websites are being constantly being created • Information can be located with in seconds • Easy affordability and mass accessibility • Likes/ hearts/ comments/ notifications – you will feel happy as brain receives a flood of dopamine and sends it along reward pathways. • This cycle of motivation, reward, and reinforcement is a “dopamine loop” that gets users seeking, looking, craving rewards and more of them.
  9. Worldwide Social Media Addiction Facts
  10. Advantages of Social Media • Connectivity • Education • Information & Updates • Awareness • Share Anything with Others • Helps building in communities • Charity • Entertainment
  11. Disadvantages of Social Media
  12. Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Health • Schizoprenia - The victim of this disorder could use social media to create a disillutions perception. • Insomnia - This person will suffer from sleep disorder and stress • Sexual Problems & deviation - Porn Websites can cause negative on child mental stability • ADHD • Addiction- Negative State of mind due to obsession of virtual world • Anxiety & Depression - Isolating and avoiding interaction with real world. • Eating Disorder - It causes imbalance of diet and irregular eating habits • Sexual Problems & deviation - Porn Websites can cause negative on child mental stability
  13. Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Workplace & Education • Employer – employee relationship can be affected due to lack of interest shown for work • Reduction of productivity due to lack of interest and motivation towards work • Diverting interest towards studies due to addiction to virtual world
  14. Disadvantages of Social Media Addiction on Social Life • Cyber bullying • Can become a barrier for personal and social relationships • Can hamper the confidence about the real world • May influence the individuals for cyber crime • Unrealistic expectations about body image
  15. Behaviour after Addiction • Compulsive users of social media tend to isolate • They start disliking and ignorant of live environment, people and their behaviour • They start feeling bad about themselves. To escape that undesirable feeling, they double- down on their social media behaviour for relief. • The level of psychological dependency on social media increases due to above cycle
  16. Future Challenges • Cyber sex addiction • Online Gambling addiction • Video game addiction • Buying addiction – ebay/ Alibaba
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