This is such a great question. The answer is yes and no. Although, I personally believe that there are more negatives to social media than positives.
What IS healthy about social media (positives):
-Getting to connect with friends or family who may live far away.
-Getting to share in someone's special milestones or moments in life.
-Being able to see photos of someone that you may not get to see often.
-Social media gives people the ability to use it as a platform to reach a wide range of people for things such as missing persons, pets, reviews, for feedback, or injustices that occur.
What IS NOT healthy about social media (negatives):
-Easier access to fall victim to cyberbullying, pedophilia, internet scams, stalkers, abusers, or haters.
-Allows people in on the most private moments of your life. It allows a lot of unwelcomed guests; people who you no longer want to associate with.
-Easier access for the past to come back to haunt you.
-Makes infidelity/cheating more accessible.
-Easier accessibility for sexual predators/criminals to commit crimes.
-Gives people a false sense of reality. Most people only post about the good things going on in their lives. Which leads everyone else to believe that someone elses life is perfect, when in reality it is not.
-Often destroys self esteem in many people. People feel they have to live up to certain beauty standards, income standards, or travel standards of others. Too much comparison of people who think they are better than others, rather than people focusing on their own lives.
-Often creates unnecessary drama and allows room for people to say things to others, that they would otherwise not dare to say in person. Aka, keyboard warriors.
Technology is good and bad.