Following the launch of a campaign to curb the spread of unwanted content on social media, a local psychologist has warned of the effect social media can have on our children.
On the 702 breakfast Show on Monday, host Bongani Bingwa launched the #NotCool campaign in a bid to reduce the posting of negative or shaming content online.
Dr Cathy Angus Clinical Psychologist says we've become hooked on technology which feeds the problem.
Kids and adults live on their cell phone and on social media and it's incredibly destructive.— Dr Cathy Angus Clinical Psychologist
Dr Angus says social media can be lead to addictive behaviors and other emotional effects.
The more people feel left out, the more they put fake news in. They may put a picture of what they looked like five years ago.— Dr Cathy Angus Clinical Psychologist
Dr Angus warns against the sharing of shaming content and trolling.
Ironically it's more serious for girls than it is for men. So online interacting where there is hate speech or disrespectful behavior will have a sever impact on people's self esteem and people's ability to interact in a positive manner with other people.— Dr Cathy Angus, Clinical Psychologist
Listen to the impact negative social media can have on our psyche