I came across with lots of testimonials from young people like me who went offline. Here’s what they think.
Kevin, 23, Dublin
When I used Facebook, I found myself aimlessly watching videos and scrolling through articles that I never had any interest in reading in the first place.
Daisy, 23, Manchester
Facebook made me feel anxious, depressed and like a failure. When I went online it seemed like everyone was in Australia or Thailand. I also felt that if I wasn’t tagging myself at restaurants or uploading photos from nights out, people would assume I wasn’t living. I tried to present myself as always having a great time. If my status didn’t get more than five likes, I’d delete it.
Sophie, 18, Surrey
Before, Facebook and Twitter became almost like extra arms attached to me that I constantly had to be aware of. I used to check for updates countless times every day. Now, I’m free!
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