Regular – A Week Without Social Media May Reduce Depression

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We Talked To Teens Who Quit Social Media

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  1. What industry do you work in and what is your role?
  2. What are your responses in your role / position?
  3. Can you describe to the function of your workplace / company?
  4. How many departments, how many offices. National or International?
  5. What are the minimum requirements for employment ie Education or Experience?
  6. How many opportunities are there to ‘move up the ladder’?
  7. What is the process for changing job roles ie Interview? Test?
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General discussion about your workweek:
  1. Current projects? Deadlines? Opportunities?
  2. Anything of interest happening?
1. Taking even a short break from social media could help improve our well-being, according to a study from the University of Bath. Researchers found that after seven days without TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, people felt that their mental health was better.
2. About 150 participants, with an average age of just under 30, were put into one of two groups — either they were asked to stop using these four social media apps and websites for a week, or they were told to continue with their normal use.

(1)How much time do you spend on social media per week?
(2)Have you ever tried cutting down on your social media usage?

3. Participants took surveys of their feelings of well-being, anxiety and depression before the start of the week, and then again at the end, as well as recording their social media usage with a smartphone app.

4. The group that promised not to check social media didn’t actually go the whole week without checking, however. But they cut their average time to about 30 minutes for the week, compared to nearly 10 hours for the other group.
(1)Have you ever considered deleting any of your social media accounts?
(2)Do you think it’s hard to limit screen time?
5. By the end of the week, the group that (mostly) stopped scrolling social media reported 22% better feelings of well-being, 34% lower feelings of anxiety and 35% lower feelings of depression compared to the beginning of the study.
6. The other group felt a little better too, but only reported 3% better feelings of well-being, and 10%-15% lower feelings of anxiety and depression. “Even just a small break can have an impact,” said Jeff Lambert, who led the study. “If you are spending hours each week scrolling and you feel it is negatively impacting you, it could be worth cutting down on your usage to see if it helps,” he said.

(1)What are your thoughts on the study’s findings?
(2)Do you know anyone who spends very little time on social media?
(3)How much of your screen time would you say is productive?

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