August 15, 2016 - bellvue-admin - Student Life
There are now over 2.34bn worldwide users of social networks, with 1.59bn active users on Facebook, 400m active users on Instagram and 313m active users on TwitterÂ and there’s no denying that many of these users are students! After all, Facebook started life as a bit of fun at uni!Â
Many of us canâ€™t go even a few minutes without checking out updates from friends, family, celebrities or even total strangers and it is reported that globally, 14% of total time spent online is on Facebook.
The truth is that many of us are addicted to social media.
In fact, such behaviour is so common that researchers have created a psychological scale to measure Facebook addiction – the Berge Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS).
The researchers who created this found that people who are more anxious and socially insecure are more likely to use the social networking site.
Thereâ€™s good news however; with a little bit of willpower and a few smart strategies, you can beat your social media addiction!
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