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Problematic social media use, also known as social media addiction or social media overuse, is a proposed form of psychological or behavioral dependence on social media platforms, similar to gaming disorder, Internet addiction disorder, and other forms of digital media overuse.

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Despite the many advantages associated with social media, there are a number of negative effects caused by its usage. Among the common negative effects of social media use are stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, cyberbullying, hacking, scams, cheating and relationship problems, drug abuse and even death.

80 percent of teens are daily texters, up from 68 percent. Nearly half (47 percent) of teens who have a smartphone say they are “addicted” to it. But that doesn’t translate to a social media addiction. Less than a quarter (24 percent) said they’re addicted to social media.

Instagram is the most addictive platform today due to several reasons.Getting the likes and comments on Instagram is a fad among a number of people.

Social media has been linked to higher levels of loneliness, envy, narcissism and decreased social skills. … 60% of people using social media reported that it has impacted their self-esteem in a negative way. 50% reported social media having negative effects on their relationship.On top of increased rates of anxiety and depression, spending too much time on social media can lead to poor sleep.

An addiction to social media and online connections can cause spouses to become distant, hurt, jealous, or insecure in their marriages. Over time, this will make minor fights into major problems that may end the marriage for good.

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Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them.
  • Don’t talk to or about clients or their matters.
  • Know and respect the marketing related Rules of Professional Conduct.
  • Avoid the unauthorized practice of law.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Don’t give legal advice AKA avoid phantom clients.
  • Protect your identity. …
  • Be polite and professional.
  • Making the wrong friends.


 Tips for monitoring your child’s social media.
  1. Don’t allow kids younger than 13 on Facebook.
  2. Check the privacy settings on your child’s phone and apps.
  3. Use monitoring apps such as Net Nanny and WebWatcher to track your child’s social media behavior.
  4. Have a discussion.
  5. Stay educated.


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