why disconnect from the social network for 24 hours?

why disconnect from the social network for 24 hours?

This Wednesday, February 28, 2018, is the world day without Facebook. On the occasion of this eighth edition, the 2 billion users of the social network are invited to completely disconnect from the platform. During 24 hours, it is not question to consult your thread of news, to scroller on the profile of your friends or to like the last photo posted by your best friend. Why participate in this day without Facebook? Let's face it: in 2018, we are all more or less addicted, to varying degrees, to social networks, particularly Facebook, the social network with over 2 billion active users worldwide. In order to prevent and fight addiction to social networks, the day without Facebook offers since 2010 to abandon the social network for 24 hours.
Day without Facebook: 24 hours to completely disconnect from the social network
This annual "digital detox" would be particularly beneficial for our health and limit the risks of habituation, especially for the youngest, considered the most affected by this evil of the century. As Yannick Chatelain, researcher in new technologies, points out to our colleagues at Le Figaro "Facebook is the most harmful social network for 16-24 year olds". The specialist does not stop there and evokes the dangers of excessive use of the social network. "Over-use of Facebook leads to depression, loneliness, anxiety, not to mention weakening academic performance, exposure to violence, cyber-bullying, or increasing the number of victims of bullying," Yannick warns. Chatelain.For Sherry Turkle, author of a book on the impact of technology on our daily lives, social networks change our relationship with the world and with our entourage. According to her, the harmful impact of social networks is not limited to children. Social media "changes our relationship to real conversations because they give us control that can not be found in a face-to-face discussion," she warns.
A priori, we are all aware of the negative impact of social networks on our existence. According to an OpinionWay study, 23% of 767 young people aged between 18 and 30 surveyed say that Facebook is negative for society. Similarly, 54% of these young adults surveyed say they have already thought about closing their accounts. Even the social network is aware of its negative impact on our lives, and its bad sides. In 2017, Facebook even admitted that his newsfeed could make him depressed. One more reason to boycott the social network for 24 hours?

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