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being addicted to social media and the internet

Social Media Addiction

Social media addiction is a behavioural addiction in which a person becomes reliant on social media to distract them from difficult emotions and induce positive feelings, despite the negative consequences they may experience as a result of their excessive use. This form of addiction is relatively new, as social media has only existed for the last few decades. It can also be challenging to determine if your use is normal or excessive, as frequent technology use has become so commonplace today. There are currently 3.1 billion social media users worldwide, with the average person spending almost two hours a day…