The biggest question one takes away from this study is what types of crimes are these young adults committing? It goes straight to the heart of how [blacks] are raised. Pull your pants up and buy a belt because no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt. McCarthy who, on September 30, declared:
By Hannah Nichols Modern day living is a multifaceted compendium of evolving technology and social media. Communication outlets are changing every part of our lives so rapidly that it can be tough to adjust.
Are technology and media affecting our physical and mental health?
The technological and social media advances of the past decade have taken over our lives. Do they affect our physical and mental health?
Technology has improved the lives of many people, with almost half of adults in the United States unable to imagine life without their smartphone.
The survey also reports that between andthe percentage of adults using social media skyrocketed from 7 percent to 65 percentwith usage rates of young adults aged between 18 and 29 increasing from 12 percent to 90 percent in that period.
Rates of technology and social media use are therefore swiftly climbing. Facebook and Instagram alone boast a combined monthly user base of 2 billion people. Key findings of the survey included the fact that around 76 percent of teenagers use Instagram, 75 percent use Snapchat, 66 percent use Facebook, 47 percent use Twitter, and fewer than 30 percent use Tumblr, Twitch, or LinkedIn.
They also found that although 91 percent of teens use regular text messaging, 40 percent also use messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Kik, or Line. Social media and text messaging have become an integral part of how individuals interact with their social groups.
In fact, for many teenagers and young adults, text messaging and social media communication is now more likely than in-person interactions. This profile is synonymous with 43 percent of U. Constant checkers repeatedly check their text messages, emails, and social media. Being continuously connected in this way has been linked with higher stress levels.
Moreover, 18 percent of individuals have identified technology use as a significant source of stress. On an average day in the U. Stress levels among constant checkers are considerably higher than they are among people who do not engage with technology and social media as frequently.
For example, 42 percent of constant checkers worry about the effect of social media on their physical and mental healthcompared with 27 percent of non-constant checkers.
Furthermore, as a result of technology, more constant checkers than non-constant checkers feel disconnected from their family, even when they are in the same room, and more than one third of constant checkers say that they are unlikely to meet with friends and family in person due to social media.
Digital connectivity and well-being While many people strongly agree that unplugging or taking a digital detox now and then is important for mental health, in reality, only 28 percent of those people periodically switch off from technology.
Using social media for extended periods is associated with depression.
Across the generations, 48 percent of Millennials, 37 percent of Gen Xers, 22 percent of Boomers, and 15 percent of Matures are worried about the negative effects of social media on their physical and mental health.
Many studies have observed that more time spent on social media is associated with an increased risk of loneliness and depressionwhich poses the question: Happiness A recent study led by researchers at Indiana University explored the so-called friendship paradox experienced by users of social media.
The friendship paradox finds that, on average, most people are less popular than their friends on social media, which may lead to reduced happiness. Isolation The amount of time spent on social media could also affect mental health. National analysis led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pitt in Pennsylvania suggests that the more time that adults aged 19 to 32 spend using social media, the more likely they are to be socially isolated.
While it may seem that social media presents opportunities to fill that social void, I think this study suggests that it may not be the solution people were hoping for.
Compared with people who checked social media less frequently, frequent checkers were 2. More than a quarter of study participants were classified as having high indicators of depression.
Likewise, settling in for a marathon binge-watching session of your favorite television show has been related to fatigueobesityloneliness, and depression. However, research published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking says that you do not have to quit social media altogether; simply changing your behavior on social networking sites and taking an occasional break may help to lift your spirits.
The importance of parental technological monitoring is only heightened by evidence such as the link between handheld screen time and speech delays in young children, the connection between mobile device addiction and depression and anxiety in college-age students, and the association between exposure to smartphone screens and lower sleep quality.
However, screen time for kids is not all bad.
Research examining more thanadolescents found that evidence linking the relationship between screen time and well-being is weak at best, even at the highest levels of engagement.
The findings, published in Psychological Science, suggest that moderate screen use has no effect on the well-being of teenagers.
What is more, a study published in Psychiatric Quarterly found only a small association between excessive screen time and levels of teenage depression and delinquency. Millions of people experience psychological distress and fail to pursue or receive help from mental health services.
Given this disparity between need and accessibility of services, smartphone apps could help to provide affordable and engaging treatment strategies. Video gaming and aggression Video gaming is another area that has gained a bad reputation, with some research suggesting a link between video games and violence.
However, a study published in the Journal of Communication found no such link between aggression observed in movies and video games, and real life violence.Pete Papaherakles is a writer and political cartoonist for AFP and is also AFP’s outreach director. Pete is interested in getting AFP writers and editors on the podium at patriotic events.
Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked annually on 25 November.
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