Dr. Dennis-Tiwary cautions against blaming mental health problems on social media in the article, “Addicted to Social Media? Here’s how to Chane Your Habits” by Sarah Stark. Devices are designed to be compulsive and habit-forming, so rather than blaming social media, it is best to examine our relationship with tech and curb unhealthy habits.
“In the long term, we can develop healthier relationships with technology and a better digital future for our society if we practice digital citizenship. As digital citizens, we must learn about and understand the digital landscape in which we live. With that knowledge, we can make informed choices and advocate for ourselves and the lives we want to lead online.”