Study: Instagram and Snapchats cause depression to teenagers and are the most dangerous applications on them

Business Insider published a study by the UK’s Mental Health Status of Mind, a study of nearly 1,500 adolescents between the ages of 14 and 24 years.

According to the study, Instagram and Snapchat are the most dangerous applications in that age group because they affect the mental integrity, and their involvement in the cycle of depression and self-doubt as well. While applications such as Facebook and Twitter came behind previous applications, while YouTube is the best among all because it spreads the positive energy among the group.

In the study, the agency said the user sees friends and their photos that show their happiness only during the holidays, for example, to feel that there is life is lost and that he does not do something like his friends. She added that the fact that these networks rely on images and video, the user misses the idea that these images may be significantly modified, or may be taken from angles do not reflect the truth.

The TRA advised to show alerts on those networks to remind users that images and videos are not 100% real and are likely to be processed before posting. She also called for a focus on a real life away from those applications, and on social networks in general.


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