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What are the pros and cons of social medias impact on mental health during the coronavirus pandemic? Show more Show less

The coronavirus pandemic has led to significant lifestyle changes and isolation measures across the world. Social media has provided a platform for people to stay connected, communicate with friends and family, and engage with the news and current affairs. However, there is a lot of research and concern for the role of social media in the increasing mental health rates, particularly amongst teenagers. Also, the coronavirus ‘news fatigue’ which has led to many disengaging from social media during the pandemic. So, what are the pros and cons of social medias role in the pandemic regarding mental health?

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The potential negative impacts of social media have been increased by the pandemic

Social media, before the pandemic, has been seen to lead to feelings of disconnect and lead to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. With the future global uncertainty, increased overall engagement rates with social media and social unrest- the problems previously associated with social media have been exaggerated.
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