Social networks will relieve from stress or add?
A resident of a densely populated city cannot get rid of the constant feeling of tension, the pursuing person, even at the threshold of his apartment. The schedule of affairs and plans requires a person to return: in the morning he is obliged to get together in a hurry, prepare breakfast, bring the child to school and not be late for work.
We are faced with this day by day, and sometimes unable to change a single item in a tight schedule, drawn up for the months ahead. As soon as a man crosses the threshold of the office, he is faced with a bored team, an evil boss and a bunch of responsibilities.
In an effort to get away from stress, we plunge into social networks, not even suspecting that the friendly inscription “Welcome”, hundreds of “friends” and the flow of news content aggravate the situation. Some people argue that stress becomes an integral part of each person’s life, but you shouldn’t agree with it and turn a blind eye to it.
A large percentage of regular users of social networks aimed at communication - the younger generation: students are a challenge, colleges, as well as students of schools. Each of them devotes a considerable part of his personal time to social networks, meets new people, and shares life events with them. Studies have shown that in addition to drowning people in the quagmire of Internet sites, increasing the number of "friends", a good effect on the human psyche is weakening. In place of stress.
The danger of such stress lies in the fact that psychological stress is more difficult to remove than physical stress. The latter can be removed with simple and affordable means, for example, by making an appointment with a massage therapist or visiting the gym. Psychological stress does not pass easily, it takes a lot of effort to eliminate it.
When the world first became acquainted with social networks, he took them as a means of communication with friends who are currently at a great distance. Gradually, innocent entertainment turned into a dangerous weapon, with which you can easily monitor the life of each registered user.Continuous updates of news feeds not only arouse positive emotions, but also make a person feel anger and envy. Messages sent to a friend are not read, or the answer to an interesting question or suggestion to talk, not the way the person wanted to see him.
The rhythm of network life and its negative consequences
The Internet environment is a space where one event replaces another at a breakneck pace. A person who is used to spending a lot of time here, loses the habit of waiting. Pressing the button of a computer mouse in an instant replaces the funny picture with another. The user moves to the sites faster than the milk pours out of the broken krynka.
Frequent variability of stimuli instills in the brain the habit of working only with unnaturally short time intervals dictated by social networks. In the course of evolution, the human brain has adapted to other speeds, the Internet, social networks have become for him a new and unusual environment. The space of the virtual network is not synchronized with the natural rhythm of the human being. Looking away from the monitor, we find ourselves in a world where we are again required to wait for something, and patience has become the rare quality of modern man.The brain of an active user of social networks is experiencing difficulties in perceiving information obtained in the normal flow of life.
A change in synaptic brain connections will not pass by a person if:
He spends more time on the social network than outside its borders.
He seeks to experience in the Internet space all the most vivid emotions.
He is immersed in a virtual network from early childhood, when the human body, including synaptic connections, is still being formed.
However, a destructive factor for a person is not only a high-speed rhythm of social networks.
Friends online: good or bad?
The harmful effects of such communication are many, however, some of them are more common. Excessive contact with friends from the Internet leads to the fact that a person sees himself as an individual, only through the opinion of other people, expressed as a response. The photo posted on the network must immediately attract attention to itself and cause immediate reaction to its appearance, otherwise the user feels uncomfortable.
People on the net care about increasing the number of "friends",not to look stupid in front of colleagues or classmates, which is put off in the head by a stereotype about the value of friendship, which also influences real life. Virtual friendship destroys and eradicates the skill of building good relationships between people in the real world. Dependent on social networks, users perceive the real life too complex, their consciousness returns to the origins of childhood, becomes infantile.
Life in the present is really difficult, but not every user, having come to this conclusion, ceases to appear on the street and has problems in communicating with real people. If your work is associated with a lot of time spent on the Internet and social networking, you risk not receiving satisfaction from being in a slow reality. Your mental health will be undermined, you will become a more irritable person with excessive demands, you are at risk one day not to wait for a person who is late for a meeting, because he is an ordinary person, not a photo on a social network.
Social networks and children
Social networks with numerous jokes and emoticons, with inherent universal reverence and gifts from unknown people - not the worst thing that can happen to an adult. This blow to the psychological health of the Internet is capable of inflicting a teenager, whose age feature already provides him with problems with socialization, prevents the child from normally building good relationships with his friends.
Experts in the field of psychology in one voice say that one hour is enough for a child to respond to all Vkontakte messages, as well as to find some useful information on the virtual network. The task of the responsible parent to control the time spent by the child on social networks.
Children prone to immaturity, do not lose this quality in adulthood. Such people become adults only according to the documents, and never leave the parental home, because their inner child is very comfortable to live at the side of his beloved mother.
There is no doubt that social networks are dangerous for a person’s mental health, but if you dig deeper,one can stumble upon the positive aspects of this invention. After all, it is no accident that everything in the world is in constant equilibrium, the change of day and night, the philosophy of "Yin-Yan."
What are good social networks?
Preferred genre of music, favorite movies, literary taste. Belonging to religions, political beliefs, motto - by filling out the data you can answer yourself to the question - who am I? Under what banner does the child's ship sail on the sea of social life, what does he believe in?
Such questions can make even an adult and wise person think. A teenager who is in constant search of his own "I" will necessarily face them. After all, in times when the Internet was not distributed among the population, schoolchildren created thick notebooks, called "Questionnaire". The author of the notebook personally designed it, decorated it, compiled questions, pasted clippings from magazines. The questions differed, somewhere they were too simple, and other guys forced classmates to think about very serious things. In the distant past (eighteenth century), each young lady had an album in which friends and boyfriends wrote poems or painted memorable pictures.
The personality of a child in transitional age is comparable to a piece of marble in the hands of a sculptor. For a teenager, the decisive factor remains not only that he realized that he loves buckwheat porridge and rock music, but he considers courage to be a necessary trait of character; the child must inform the rest of the world about this.
Experiments in the field of role
The image compiled by filling out the questionnaire in the social network is not fixed forever. The child tries on the role of a small rebel, understands the pros and cons of such behavior, matures and partially changes the information about himself, sometimes completely. This is also affected by communication with other groups of people, receiving attention from them, or vice versa, ignoring their personality. You can try yourself in any role, and not necessarily in one, and then find out what is right the most.
No person in the world was able to determine who he was from the first time, because self-determination is a long process. It occurs during contact with other people. Virtual reality is a wide platform for fast and rich communication, where the child does not cease to know the answers to all questions regarding tangential behavior.He is the most real creator, who has absolute power over his social page. In his hands countless material to work with her.
The need for feedback is experienced not only by children.
Social networks give a person the opportunity to almost instantly see the opinion of the others about each committed act. The number of friends who unsubscribed under the post, the number of ratings "like", reviews, popularity rating - a high speed of feedback in the virtual web allows you to analyze your action and even reconsider your opinion about it.
Adding a huge number of "friends" to the contact list extends the boundaries of the social field, increases the chance of receiving a larger feedback. The number of comments and ratings indicates the popularity of the page owner, provides an opportunity to learn about the predisposition to communicate. Another function opened by social networks is the search for people who think in the same way as the owner of the page, which gives him the chance to find friends who can support an interesting topic.
After examining the child’s page, you can learn a lot about him: find out what he lacks at the bottom stage of life, feel his dreams and plans for the future. The second advantage is a chance to strengthen or establish relationships with him. Psychologists advise not to replay with this, because every action has consequences. A parent studies the profile of a son or daughter, while at the same time risking to overestimate how well he knows the child, and this will harm communication with him in real space.
The child often leaves screams for help on his own page on the social network, but not finding understanding among friends, he decides to take rash actions. Looking through the profile of the child, the parent gets a chance to warn in advance the tragedy in the family by talking with his son or daughter about the problems.
The question of the dangers of social networks cannot be closed, because those who consider their impact on humans as harmful, and those who see the opposite in virtual communication, are right. The Internet is causing stress, but it can also save a person from depression, help find like-minded people, get rid of loneliness. Both sides agreed on one thing: it is important to know the measure, and then the risk of problems will decrease.