Public Health for Responsible Life and Well-being Social Media of Students in Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

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Tipvarin Benjanirat, Nisa Chaiwichit, Kittiya Thueanpong, Jatuporn Ounprasertsuk, Phannee Rojanabenjakun, Pongsak Jaroenngarmsamer


On the digital platform, social media is utilized for facilitating communication, idea exchange, and story-sharing through the internet. This domain is occupied by major players such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter. The easy accessibility and availability of diverse information have resulted in numerous advantages, bringing people closer together. It is projected that access to social media will be available to approximately 50.00 percent of the global population, totaling 3,800 million people in the near future, with an expected increase of 1,000 million internet users. In Thailand, social media has assumed the role of the primary channel for news updates, ranking first globally, with 78.00 percent of the population utilizing it. Nevertheless, the noticeable prevalence of the "Fear of Missing Out" (FOMO) phenomenon is observed, where individuals fear not keeping up with social media trends. The consequences of excessive social media use can lead to addiction, impacting both the body and mind, potentially causing various health issues, including ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, and even eye problems like floaters. Additionally, the constant exposure to vulgar content may interfere with sleep and overall well-being. Recognizing the potential negative impacts, a study is being conducted to provide insights for the proper utilization of social media in the context of "The Social Media Landscape: Balancing Environmental and Occupational Health for Responsible Life and Well-being of Students in Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University." The research aim to serve as a guideline for individuals and be conveyed to relevant agencies, contributing to prevention, assistance, and addressing the pertinent issues at hand.

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