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This commentary is aimed to discuss the impact of social media or the internet and engagement on youth development and comprehend these complex interrelationships. The discussion will serve as an important basis for designing targeted interventions to promote the judicious use of social media and meaningful engagement among youth. Problematic social media use (SMU) among adolescents may be associated with sleep deprivation, emotional distress, and adoption of maladaptive behaviors. Depression and stress are most notably connected to online harassment from SMU or cyberbullying. Degradation, threats, fake profiles, cyberstalking and unwanted comments are some examples of cyberbullying. Given the critical developmental stage of adolescents, online social rejection triggers a response with higher emotional intensity. The growing use of social media (SM) among youth warrants further investigation to identify its impact on mental health. The influence of SM or the internet on the emotional and social development of adolescents is undergoing a continuous transformation. While digital platforms help to promote social inclusion among adolescents, the risk associated with their excessive or problematic use cannot be overlooked. Understanding relationships between social media use, psychological health, and sleep deprivation among adolescents is essential in deciphering the intricate mechanisms or factors surrounding the youth development cycle.
Adolescent; Cyberbullying; Internet; Psychology; Sleep; Social inclusion; Social media
Communication | Developmental Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Media
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Social Media, Stress and Sleep Deprivation: A Triple “S” Among Adolescents.
Journal of Health and Social Sciences, 6(2),