How does excessive social media consumption affect us?
In Romania, compared to other European countries, we have one of the highest percentages of online users of the “Facebook” platform.
Social networks can be a real source of inspiration for students when used with a clear purpose and limited time. In the introduction to this course we will have a video presentation in which we will look at some aspects of the body’s reactions when we are exposed to social media for long periods of time. We will also present national and global statistics on the number of online users.
In the second section we review the purposes of social media. Education and communication are two of the most important purposes for which students spend time in these networks. What is sometimes ignored is that large companies use these platforms to expose users to “aggressive” marketing campaigns, and in this way they can be manipulated into buying their products.
In the third section we will analyse the influence of these networks on the emotional and intellectual state of users. Addiction to LIKEs can make you feel happy or sad, depending on the number of LIKEs. Students, without realising the source of these states, may experience an emotional imbalance.
In sections four and five we will address some more severe consequences. Depression, isolation and the illusion of real communication can be the most serious consequences of excessive ‘consumption’ of social networks. Online relationships can be a real trauma for young people who, lacking discernment, engage in long or short term relationships with strangers who, from behind their monitors, mirror what they are not.
In the conclusion of our course, we will present some of the basic ideas of the course, ending with a study done in Romania, to get more insight into the reality of today’s students and how they use social media.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level Beginner
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes