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The Effects Of Social Media On Seniors

Online culture has become a big part of who we are as a society and social media is at the forefront of this new wave of media. Images and stories flood our phones 24 hours a day and it can sometimes hard to navigate everything all at once.


Social media is utilized by all generations and we wanted to talk about how it has affects the senior population specifically. What are the benefits and what can be the drawbacks of spending too much time online mentally, emotionally and physically?

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In This Episode You Will Learn:

1). Why we decided to dedicate a full episode to the effects of social media specifically on seniors and Meredith’s thoughts on why there isn’t enough research done on this issue.


2). What social media is primarily used for in the senior population and what percentage of seniors are online.

3). How social media and depression are related in some cases and some of the down sides that the luxuries of online culture provides us.

4). Some of the negative effects too much social media can have on your life and what kind of effects it has on you mentally, emotionally and physically.

5). Meredith’s best tips on how to regulate your social media intake and some of her suggestions to a healthy approach towards using social media and online media.


Originally published July 19, 2022

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