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Sunday, October 14, 2012

'Facebook depression' is disputed by study

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of a thing called facebook depression. That was interesting reading. My opinion is that if you spend to much time doing any kind of technology. I can't image facebook being the cause of depression unless they are getting bullied maybe. Gwen Dennett com 101 section 4255

Jess Kobayashi said...

After reading this article for the third time, I realize it is very vague in that it says there is no likely link to depression. The younger kids have yet to be around long enough for the effects to really be seen. While depression may or may not be a factor, I do not believe that children should have facebook accounts. Parents have to lie to set up an account for their children, claiming they are over 18! Now why in the hell would a parent ever want to do that?! Case in point: my brother in-law actually thought that another parent was in the wrong for putting her child's age as 21, where his daughter was 18 on the profile. These girls are both 14 years old. They have been exposed to so many different profiles and ads and are posting things that are ridiculously innapproriate for their age, let alone an 18-21 year old. My niece is constantly glued to her social media, on her phone, her computer, dads computer, grandmas computer, that she has ceased all participation in team sports, extracurricular activities and pretty much anything outside of the mall. So these people can say all they want about it "not likely" causing depression, but I will strongly disagree. These girls I speak of, have low self esteem, and tend to chat and message boys with age innapropriate subject matter because they feel that's how to get people to like you. So yeah, probably facebook is not soley responsible for the destruction of the new generation, but it has become a way for children and adults alike to avoid normal social activity and hide behind the safety of a computer screen.
-Jess Kobayashi

Anonymous said...

They need to look at this again. Science never makes findings official without the results being repeated. One study of Facebook teens testing only the amount of time spent on Facebook doesn't mean there is no correlation between social networking and depression. We need to test further, such as content wise, demographic wise, etc.

Danielle Nunez COM 101

Anonymous said...

Anthony Chu

In my School (high school) Facebook was always a major problem. People could never decide if it was something good or bad. It was good because it made communication way easier. It was bad because it was a huge distraction.

Personally I think Facebook is a tool that can help us so long as we control using it.