The Dark Side of Social Media.

Excessive social media use linked to anxiety and depression.

Cyberbullying harms mental well-being.

Idealized online lives foster insecurity and low self-esteem.

Social media reduces real-life social interactions and increases loneliness.

Comparisons to others' highlight reels lead to dissatisfaction.

FOMO intensifies anxiety and exclusion feelings.

Continuous scrolling disrupts sleep, causing fatigue and mood issues.

Online negativity harms mental health.

Social media distorts body image and triggers disordered eating.

Validation-seeking through likes fuels stress and self-worth ties to metrics.