The American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement warning that excessive use of Facebook among young people may cause symptoms of depression.
“Those young people with low self-esteem may feel isolated, especially when they compare their lives with their friends, who are continually updating their Facebook pages with activities and new friends,” said Dr. Gwenn O’Keeffe a pediatrician from Boston, USA.
Other doctors also warned about the effects of criticism and negative comments that your people write in the pages of their friends on Facebook. For a person with low self-esteem, negative feedback from one of his friends can have devastating results.
The AAP recommends that parents talk to their children about their Internet activities, and to monitor the time young people spend on social networks.
A 16 your old who uses Facebook regularly, admitted that many of their friends use Facebook as a popularity contest. Those who tent to have more friends on Facebook, tend to be the most popular boys and girls in school.