By: Isabella Truong

Studies show that teenagers obsessed with Facebook may have anxiety sleep problems. A survey of teens, on September 17 at a British Psychological Society Conference, found that the more time invested in Facebook and Twitter, the more they slept poorly and suffered from low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.      Studies have shown that social media has a negative effect on adolescent brains causing teens to be vulnerable to depression and anxiety. Too much time on the computer can affect a good night’s sleep. Technology stimulates the brain, increases its electrical activity, and make the neurons race. Lack of sleep may also lead to depression and anxiety.

The Internet can lead to many mental problems, but teens are addicted because the Internet makes them feel happier and connected with people. Teens use the Internet to connect with friends and it becomes apart of the culture. Social media isn’t bad, but needs to be used responsibly.