UHCL The Signal
Student Publications Office
University of Houston-Clear Lake
2700 Bay Area Blvd., Box 456
Houston, TX 77058
The majority of college students use social media every day. A trend towards more time online and less time interacting in-person has led to mental health problems during a time when psychological problems are a growing concern on college campuses. Social media platforms such as Facebook offer instant connections to millions of people which can be positive, but there are significant harmful effects that may be overlooked and diminishing students’ quality of life.