- No in depth investigation of the impact of SM to well being of the youth. Some effects include negative feelings of agony, regret, anxiety or fear.
- Mental health and social interconnection are important parameters for quality of life and individual wellbeing (OECD, 2013).
- What is mental health? the positive and negative assessments that people make for their lives and the emotional reactions to the experiences.
- Verduyn et al. (2017) showed a:
(a) negative relationship between passive use of social networks and subjective well-being of users
(b) positive relationship between active use of the SM and the subjective well-being with the first relationship being more indisputable than the second.
Passive use of SM causes social comparisons and jealousy, which in turn cause adverse effects on subjective-individual wellbeing of users. On the contrary, informing that the active use of interactive use of SM can lead to positive effects on individual wellbeing can help the well-being of young people more than any prohibitions.