Instagram and Mental Health
“Today, 500 million people will check their Instagram. And many will keep checking, and checking and checking because humans seem to crave the platform’s visual and social rewards. But excessive social media use can be problematic, leading to sleep disruption, productivity loss and interpersonal conflicts.” Young people are at higher risk of excessive use of social media. They will continue to see the likes that they receive on their own posts, they will no longer be able to see the number of likes on the posts of others.