Social media addiction is a phrase sometimes used to refer to someone spending too much time using media social like Facebook, twitter and other form of social media, so that it interferes with other aspects of daily life. In this modern society, social media is like a bridge of interaction with other people.Social media is any website that allow people to interact with each other and now social media is growing rapidly throughout the world .There is no problem and wrong with using social media. The problem comes when someone becomes addicted to social media, overspends their time and as a result, their bad habits serious affected their lives in negative way.The usage of social media can affect each individual in different wayseither in positive vibes or negative vibes.
If we spending time too much on social media we will become addicted to it, which can negatively impact a person.There are some effect, causes, and ways to control the addiction of social media if weoften used social media in our daily life.In this ancient time, family and friends can be the reason why someone become addicted tosocial media. Parent nowadays make themself busy with work and other things instead ofmonitor their child’s activity and hours of spending their time together. As example, they alwayscame home late and never ask if their child have a good day or not. This things can make thechild felt lonely and they will decided to spend their time and focus more on social media. Thisis how family can affect someone’s addiction in social media.
Friends also can be a badinfluencer in someone’s life. Teenagers nowadays want to keep up to date with their friends untilthey become addicted with the social media. As emphasized by (Boyd , 2007), socialnetworking not only focused on one person only, but the combination on others people interesttoo. Such as example, either on Facebook or Instagram, they race to get who can get more likerson their photos that they updated, hence accidentally they become more addicted on social mediain order to chased the popularity. In fact, the most used social media is Facebook (Courelas, 2014) . Thus, family and friends plays an important role in someone’s life.
Spending too much time on social media can give bad effect on ourselves. When we spendingmore hours in front of laptop or mobile phone, might be our personality can change so we proneto be a vigorous person and lack of self-esteem. People who watch or read about bad news willtend to try it because people in this era are full of curiousity. When they spend time too muchtime in front of laptop or phone mobile, they do not have time to go outside and mix with otherpeople, so this will lower their self-esteem too. Nevertheless, as (Scott, 2017) reported that, adultand children usually felt under pressure when other people or users look and react to their socialmedia. On another hand, when they too attracted to social media, it will make them distracted tomake another important things such as homework. It will reduce their productivity hence it willgive a bad effects in their future.
The uncontrolled amount usage of social media in our life, willdisturb our social activities, hence more problem will come in our life (Mehmet, Çak?&Çetin,2016) . In conclusion, in order to make our daily activities useful and productive, we need tochoose and plan our life beautifully because there are more to explore and enjoy.There are some ways how to control the addictions of using social media.Limiting a daily usage is one of the way that may help to reduce our usage of social media. Set a timer on your phone or watch whenever you started surfing internet to limit the amount of timethat you spend on social media.This way will work on someone if that person do not add their time limit whenever the time limit is finish. As mention by (Griffiths , 2013) in his research journal,excessive usage of technologies may be lead to a problematic young people sowe need to be strong and do not be tempted to add on extra time. In addition, taking a social media break by deactivated your account and spend more time together with our loved ones, one of the way that may work for those have social media addiction.
Instead of keeping up to date with your friends and family members lives through a screen, lets spend time with them in the real world and make new memories. Younger generation nowadays has grown up in a world that has been reliant on technology as integral part of their life (Kuss & Griffiths, 2017). Thus, we need to know what is the best way to control ourself from being addicted to social media and practice it in our daily lifeIn a nutshell, there are some negative impact on the over usage of social media that can lead to social media addiction.
Too often used it can give bad effects and can harmful ourselves. People on our surrounding can also influence someone to social media addiction but there are some ways how to control this addictive habit. Thus, addicted to social media is not a good habit to practice in our daily life.