First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Shannon SzefinskiFollow

Mentor/s

Professor Brian Stiltner

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

People understand that there are both positive and negative effects from using social media, but it is important to inform people how these effects come about and how they can then be educated about combating these effects. However, there is solid evidence that there is a correlation between the control that social media has over lives and the mental ramifications that unconsciously come with it. That is not to say that there are not extreme positives that come with this new technology, but users must understand the signs of psychological wear and tear by means of media use. In addition to identifying the two-sided effects that come with social networking sites, it is imperative that we suggest solutions and how we, as a society, can work to implement techniques within educational curricula, starting at a young age, before it is too late.

College and Major available

Communication and Media Studies

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone HN-300-D, Professor Brian Siltner

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Media Arts (TV/Film Production) and Communication Studies (Sports Media), Honors Student, 2021

Share

COinS
 
Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 4:00 PM

The Psychological Effects of Social Media Activity on the Mental State and Self-Esteem of Users

Digital Commons

People understand that there are both positive and negative effects from using social media, but it is important to inform people how these effects come about and how they can then be educated about combating these effects. However, there is solid evidence that there is a correlation between the control that social media has over lives and the mental ramifications that unconsciously come with it. That is not to say that there are not extreme positives that come with this new technology, but users must understand the signs of psychological wear and tear by means of media use. In addition to identifying the two-sided effects that come with social networking sites, it is imperative that we suggest solutions and how we, as a society, can work to implement techniques within educational curricula, starting at a young age, before it is too late.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.