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Youngsters or teens have both pros and consequences on the usage of social media platforms. The positive side relies on how they connect with their near and dear in the pandemic situations when feeling alone. The worst part is that they will start to compare themselves with their peers. It leads to lower self-esteem and poor mental health. Over usage of social media gets more addictive on seeing their posts on Facebook/Instagram frequently and how people respond to their posts. They started feeling depressed when there get very few positive comments and likes. It will make them restless which leads to inadequate sleep, improper eating habits, less physical activities, and sitting for a prolonged time on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. 

While some teens find it more useful to connect themselves while social distancing which makes them feel that they are not alone. They feel like the world is watching them feel connected. Unwanted tagging in photos and photos without filters may cause depression, anxiety, and mental and psychological disorders. Teens maintaining good relationships in real life report less mental disorders compared to those who are always online. On the other hand, teens find it more useful in the way they can view the profiles on LinkedIn for their career development. Hence the usage of social media does not affect mental health but over usage leads to the way of more mental disorders and suicidal thoughts. So teens use social media platforms for an hour a day to maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

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