International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Educational Psychology | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

Impact of Social Media on Students' Mental Health and Learning: A Brief Review

Dr. Senapati Nayak | Dr. Manikant Rajni Ranjan

Abstract: Social media platforms are designed to grab your attention, keep you online and frequently checking your screen for updates. This is how companies make money. But, like gambling compulsion or addiction to nicotine, alcohol or drugs, social media use can create psychological cravings. When you get a like, share, or favourable reaction to a post, it can trigger the release of dopamine in the brain, the same "reward" chemical that occurs after winning at a slot machine, having a piece of chocolate, or lighting up. . For example, smoking cigarettes. The more you feel rewarded, the more time you will want to spend on social media, even if it is detrimental to other aspects of your life. Similarly, the use of social media, which is popular even among school students, has entered into the daily processes and is being discussed more and its various positive and negative effects have been identified. Therefore, there is a need to investigate the impact of social media on the mental health and learning of these students, and this research was conducted with that objective in mind. For that, the facts were summarized based on the research data done by the researchers. According to that, nowadays the use of social media is widespread among schools and children, but it was clear that the use of social media provides a haven for sharing knowledge and acquiring new knowledge, but it causes bad effects through constant use and misuse. Without proper guidelines. That is, through misuse of social media, students experience anxiety, lack of creativity, stress, anti - social behavior, depression, cyberbullying, sexism, fatigue, emotional suppression, and retardation in learning. Specifically, it shows a low nature of achieving learning goals and there is a risk of resorting to various anti - social activities and there is a possibility of resorting to various addictions. That is, school students should use social media under proper guidance and should be given proper knowledge about the use of social media, and should be properly guided to use this social media as a tool to achieve their learning goals. If not, the risk of future generations being in serious danger is not far away.

Keywords: Education, Learning, Social media, Mental health, Students, Effects

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,

Pages: 1777 - 1783

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