3.96 billion people actively use social media in the world.
Back in 2015, there were only 2.07 billion users. That’s a 92.76% overall increase in users in just five years.
Now consider that social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol. When you think about it this way, it makes sense that 80% of U.S. teens report being on social media almost constantly or several times a day.
Limiting social media use is key to safeguarding health and wellness from social media’s wide variety of negative mental health outcomes.
So, Halcyon launched a campaign that focused on facts of social media’s relationship to mental health, answering how social media can damage mental health and how to prevent that from happening.
Relative to other Halcyon campaigns, a lower percentage of respondents to the quiz reported caring more about the social media problem after completing all ten questions. The same goes for the percentage of respondents who reported being more inclined to change the way they live to address social media.
That being said, we were encouraged by the fact that, even though these first two percentage categories were lower than expected, 100% of respondents still went on to read our resource blog, “5 easy ways to keep your social media use in check”.
Here’s a look at the numbers:
- 65.6% of people who took the quiz reported caring more about the social media problem after what they learned.
- 59% of people who took the quiz reported being more inclined to change the way they live to help address the problem of social media.
- 100% of people who completed the quiz accessed our resource blog.
What you can do
If you want to learn more about social media’s impact on health and wellness, and gain the tools to keep your social media use in check, follow these easy steps:
- Start by testing your knowledge and take our quiz!
- At the end of the quiz, check out our resource blog.
- Share both these things with your friends and help us spread the word on the social media problem.
- If you would like to see this campaign reach more people and touch more lives, consider donating and be sure to reference the campaign.