July 2015

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Facebook: To ‘like’ or ‘unlike’, that is the question

by Matt Smith, Head of Student Wellbeing – Brisbane Boys Grammar Last year, Facebook turned 10 years old. I’ve had a Facebook account since 2008 and I’m one of 1.44 billion monthly active users.And I’ve come to the conclusion that Facebook can be a hazard to your mental health. I’ll explain why. My Facebook use is primarily threefold: To share photos (occasionally) To post a comment (rarely) To appease my inner-voyeur (regularly) It’s the latter that accounts for 95 per cent of my Facebook use. In the same way that one can learn a lot about a person by examining…