Does social media positively or negatively impact psychological well-being?

In “Social Media’s Growing Impact on Our Lives,” Summer Allen (2019) writes, “The question as to how social media affects psychological well-being—both for teens and adults—is a common one. While some studies have found associations between social media use and loneliness, depression, and poor life satisfaction, these associations don’t necessarily mean that social media is to blame.”

Take a position. Does social media positively or negatively impact psychological well-being?

 

I believe social media negatively impacts our psychological well-being for various reasons, such as addiction, cyber bullying, communication, un realistic expectations, time away from important things, and so much more, however I’m struggling to find a scholarly article. Please help!

 

  • Make your case by persuasively arguing your position. Include at least one scholarly article to support your position.