The problems of social networks were exposed by the Congress of the United States. One of the main concerns is the decreasing attention span of children and adults.
Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat are platforms that are mainly characterized by filling people with content and countless videos that are updated every 30 seconds. As quickly as you swipe your phone, users blink. It affects adults, but especially children.
“It has devastating effects on their attention span. So they go to school, they can’t sit in school, their education is ruined, they go to bed at night, and they can’t sleep. It really develops the child. completely destroyed,” said expert Jake Denton.
Denton questions the United States Senate’s explanations of the presidents of TikTok, meta, Snapchat, Discord and
“I think the really big problem here is that social media companies have convinced parents that screen time limits are a big enough barrier to usage patterns, but that the child can easily overcome this,” he said. Jake Denton.
The problems of social networks are not only that, nor can they be solved by asking for forgiveness from Mark Zuckerberg or other presidents.
“For more than 10 years, we have heard apologies and excuses. The truth is that it is very sad for Congress not to ask for more than an apology,” added Mary Avilés, an expert.
Damage to mental health, cases of depression, and even child sexual exploitation make up the dark world where children are subjected to social networks.
According to a study by the Exploding Topics platform, the average time we spend on social networks every day is 2 hours and 24 minutes. In the United States, it is estimated that a person checks their phone at least 159 times per day.