4 Apps to Help You Cure Your Social Media Addiction

Let’s face it. We‘re all a little addicted to social media and are guaranteed to check our phones first thing in the morning, during work meetings in the afternoon and right before we go to bed at night. From scrolling the news feed on Facebook, checking Instastories on Instagram, or cackling at Black Twitter, we’re always plugged in.

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. We stay connected to our immediate friend and family circle as well as stay abreast of global news via our apps. We literally have the world at our fingertips. As useful as that is, it’s also fairly harmful if we don’t learn how to manage our usage.

As of 2018, 3.1 billion people — roughly one-third of the global population — use social media. Globally, the number of social media users has grown by 13% (362 million) in the past year. Internet and social media addictions continue to grow as our dependence on technology increases.

It’s that over 210 million people suffer from the internet and social media addictions worldwide. A 2018 study found that teens who spend 5 hours per day using their phones were almost twice as likely to exhibit depressive symptoms than counterparts who dedicated only 1 hour on their phones.

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