“Selfies” The deadly dosage of addiction by every teen

Link: http://metro.co.uk/2014/03/24/teenager-addicted-to-selfies-had-turned-suicidal-4674475/

There’s something worrying about our growing “selfie culture” that has taken the world by storm but along with it condemnation from the mostly religious authorities.The trend of taking selfies is causing addition and mental effects on youngsters. Some people are happy after sharing a selfie and getting few likes, while others expect as many likes as possible and become addicted to being liked.Conversely, if they feel they don’t get enough likes for their selfie as expected, they decide to post another, but still do not receive a good response. This could affect their thoughts. They can lose self-confidence and have a negative attitude toward themselves, such as feeling dissatisfied with themselves or their body.Paying too much attention to one’s shared selfies by continuing to check on who sees or comments on them in the hope of getting the most likes as possible is a sign that selfies are causing problems for them, including a possible lack of self-confidence leading to depression and extreme actions suchaas suicides.In Malaysia, the trend is growing especially, alarmingly withing teenagers(students) to the extent that they cant even fathom a life without profile pictures and follower counts.


Nasheela Naseer (B1301261)

Additional readings: http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/social-media-dependency-has-become-mental-health-issue




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