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Cyberwellness

Rapid advancement in Internet technology has radically augmented and transformed human behavior and interaction. Individuals who are connected online are able to seek out information that is pertinent to guide daily decisions, connect on social media platforms, and make purchases without visiting physical stores. Despite improving certain facets of modern life, there are numerous negative social and psychological costs associated with Internet use. Studies have highlighted how social media platforms foster unhealthy social comparison among teenagers leading to issues such as body image dissatisfaction. Other researchers have pointed to social media as one of the chief drivers of materialism. Finally, some researchers have highlighted how the Internet is exacerbating existing social practices that can be damaging (e.g., making sexually explicit materials more accessible to the ...

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