#12 – They Exhibit Signs of ADHD
Dr. Daria Kuss of Nottingham Trent University has written extensively on the excessive use of mobile devices and social media, even observing symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) via excessive social media activity. This is due to the nature of the platform, the user’s need to continually check their phone, and the fact that social media never sleeps.
#13 – They Try to Curb Usage But Can’t
The true sign of any addiction, users can’t quit even when they want to. Teens are at an age when impulsivity control is not developed and addictive behaviors can take shape. If your teen is concerned with their social media usage or states that they wish they could stop, reach out and help them make the transition as you wean them off.
Do you recognize any of these 13 signs? If you suspect that your teen is addicted to social media, there is help available. Try Talkspace or contact No Cost Rehab Placement at 800-377-3495 for more options. What are your thoughts about teen social media addiction?