Is Social Media Good or Bad for Seniors?
Overall, social media seems to have a positive effect on seniors’ well-being. Internet use has been shown to reduce seniors’ risk of depression by nearly 33%. One study found that seniors who use Facebook show marked improvements in cognitive function.
Another study found similar results when seniors were trained to use email, Skype, Zoom and Facebook.
Social media can open new avenues for seniors separated from children and grandchildren by long distances or physical distancing.