Buhari warns against social media addiction


By Agency Reporter

Dr Nimota Buhari, Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), has cautioned people to beware of online exposure risks, from going online more to deal with stay at home directives.

Buhari, who gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ilorin explained that people might be vulnerable to online exploitation.

According to the expert, the time spent by children and youths online may worsen and lead to social media addiction.

She also warned that some youths could resort to substance abuse as a coping strategy especially among risked groups.

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The don, who taught in the Faculty of Clinical Science of Unilorin, also observed that people might experience depressive symptoms such as helplessness, hopelessness, pathological guilt, selective abstraction and catastrophic thinking.

Others, she said, included sleep changes,…



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