Social media is an inclusionary concept. According to this, social media is the total of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, blogs, microblogs, messaging programs, forum sites, internet sites and content sharing sites, and they are platforms that enable to produce and share information and content through internet technologies. Especially in recent years, the increasing use of social media has brought social media addiction in its train. Excessive use of social media, which is used as a means of entertainment and leisure time for people at all ages, can be defined as social media addiction.
Other symptoms of social media addiction are in brief as follows:
The observation of some of these symptoms in individuals and the feeling of deprivation, especially while being stayed away from social media, may indicate social media addiction; however, it should be known that this is a problem having a treatment. Although social media is an important means of getting news, information and sharing information for people, excessive use of it is considered as a problem as in everything else. The extent of this problem can go as far as taking some individual precautions or seeking professional help