Out of all of the kinds of digital addiction, we attempt to be conscious of the time to log off. This is possibly the most relatable for many young people; social networking addiction. We are living in the time of scrolling. That may be via an idol’s Instagram or via an argument on Twitter. In actuality, you might argue that since social media use is high in general throughout the world, lots of people may not even realise they have a problem.
However, multiple studies have found a strong correlation between social networking use and issues with self-confidence and anxiety . We are currently asking ourselves the million-dollar question, how much social networking is too much social networking?
At the end of the day, asking the question of yourself if your social networking use is too much, is dependent upon self-examination. Time alone does not define what is healthy, but what you are doing online, and if you are experiencing progressively negative feelings when using social media, is.
Based on Statista, in 2017 the average daily use of social media globally was 135 minutes. This number has just been climbing annually since 2012, when it was 90 minutes. If you asked someone how long they think they spend on social networking, they would likely say a good deal less than 135 minutes every day. They would not be lying, they simply would not be aware of exactly how long we now spend scrolling in 2020.