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Join the discussion: Social media and mental health?

Written by April Zhang on Sunday, 16 June 2024. Posted in Front Page

Join the discussion: Social media and mental health?

By now, this topic has become one of the most discussed ones in the world. Let’s try doing this in Mandarin.

Today, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok offer ways to stay connected, share experiences, and access information. 

That seems where troubles begin.

The pervasive use of social media has raised concerns about its impact on mental health. Studies suggest that while social media can provide valuable support networks, it can also contribute to feelings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

Points listed below are in the main discussions:

1. Comparison of Social Media Usage: How do different social media platforms affect users differently? Are some more harmful or beneficial than others?

2. Social Media and Self-Esteem: Does social media create unrealistic expectations about life, success, and appearance? How does this affect self-esteem?

3. The Role of Cyberbullying: How does cyberbullying on social media platforms impact mental health, and what measures can be taken to prevent it?

4. Social Media as a Support Network: Can social media act as a positive force for mental health awareness and support? What are some examples of this?

5. Balancing Online and Offline Life: How can college students find a balance between their online presence and real-life interactions to maintain mental well-being?


What do you think?

If you have interesting ideas about this topic, and also love a chance to practice speaking about them in Mandarin, this is your chance.

Details about this session is below:

Topic: Social media and mental health? 

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00PM, July 25, 2024, Thursday (HK time).
  • Online
  • HKD150 per person (Maximum 6 participants)

Register before July 22, 2024. 

Use this Google form to register: 


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More about this course:

“What Is Your Opinion” is a platform for high level Chinese language learners to share their views and thoughts on a wide range of events which are shaping our world, and of course, to practice speaking Mandarin as well.

This course is a natural extension for students who have completed the Mandarin Express series (or equivalent) and would like to have a platform to further their study by engaging in topical discussions.

It’s best for students who are interested in world events, including but not solely about events which China’s stances influence the outcome.

Read more about this course here: 


If you’d like to see a list of all Chinese courses on offer, click here: 


If you’d like to check out all upcoming group classes, click here: 

About the Author

April Zhang

April Zhang

April Zhang is the founder of MSL Master and she enjoys teaching and interacting with students. She constantly explores new and interesting ways of teaching Chinese through creative and imaginative activities.

With her help, many students have achieved outstanding result, which has enriched their understanding about China and has significantly contributed to their work.