Have you ever opened up Facebook for a quick swipe through your news feed, only to find yourself still sat there two hours later, having browsed your way through the holiday adventures of some person you went to school with for seven years, but never actually spoke to?
With over one billion on Facebook, 400 million on Instagram, and 300 million on Twitter it’s fair to say that the world has been taken over by social media!
And while most of us never think twice about checking our updates every couple of minutes, have you ever stopped to think that you might actually be suffering social media addiction?
Social media sites are designed to keep you coming back for more, and it can be difficult to break the habit.
In fact, did you know that there’s a scale to measure one’s Facebook addiction? It’s called the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale (BFAS)!
Researchers have found that those who suffer from anxiety and are more socially insecure are more likely to be overly reliant on social networking sites.
However, thanks to this great new infographic from Bellvue Students, you can finally put that social media addiction to bed!
They’ve looked into exactly why so many of us are hooked to social media and given some great tips to help you get out of the habit of checking them so regularly.
They point out that FoMO (fear of missing out) is a very real thing, and that since the rise of social media we’ve all been given such access to other people’s lives that it can really have a negative effect on our self-esteem.
Hopefully with this infographic and a little bit of willpower you’ll be able to put your phone down for five second and bust that social media addiction!
How To Beat Your Social Media Addiction – An infographic by the team at Bellvue Students