Monday, July 7, 2014


                        By: Shisir Parajuli

              As if parents did not already have enough to worry about now they need to worry about their children displaying negative psychological effects from over using facebook.

            Facebook is very popular social networking site over eight hundred million users. As an avid user of facebook myself, I find it hard to believe that at one point it didn’t exist. Infact, it has become so much apart of people’s lives that you can learn their life story just by checking their page. Their friends, likes and dislikes relationship status
Phone numbers address everything.
            Social media like facebook may both positive and negative effects. Talking about positive aspects of facebook, it helps to keeping touch with family and friends making new friends, expressing you.

            As we have many positive aspects of facebook we have many negative aspects and effects of the social media. Use of social media may harm on our creativity and knowledge. Creative power may get generated from social media but it doesn’t make that creative power of learning.

            Facebook has many possibilities of doing well in life. We can find relevant things which we need in our life including authentic knowledge about different application, instant news, word-making games, IQ test, etc. Facebook mainly used by different people having different perception. Some of them used facebook as communication tool, some as the media which is helpful in their daily lives.

            Negative psychological effects of facebook from ‘Overdosing’. Latest research which examines teens and facebook was conducted using 1,000 teen surveys and observation of 300 teens actively studying. It concluded that multiple negative psychological effects could result from spending too much time on facebook and other social media.

            Negative effects of facebook on teens who overuse this social media include; teens whose facebook frequently may became narcissistic, teens who have a strong facebook presence may display psychological disorders, such as anti-social behaviours, and mania and aggressive tendencies.

            Facebook do not only effects on mentally but it also effects in educational aspects. Although this pretty much goes without saying, being connected to technology on a ongoing basis can seriously impact on teen’s education.

            The time has come to determine which should take and which should left for using social media. Parents and families also have the responsibility to lessen the negative effects of facebook and its overuse on their children. Parents should not foster their children to monitoring such software at home.

            Psychological and educational effects of facebook, other technologies and media on children is invaluable. Perhaps attentive family/parents have already take action. But for those that have not, it is the time to wake up to the consequences of facebook and overuse can have on our children and combat it.

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