Mental health campaigners are urging people to have a Facebook Free February. It follows a study by the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark called the “The Facebook Experiment”.
It found that social networking makes you 55 percent more likely to feel stressed.
But taking a break leaves you 18 percent more likely to live in the moment.
After one week without Facebook, people felt they wasted their time less.
This package hears from Diarmuid Sexton one of the co-organisers of the campaign and from the public on whether they could and would give up Facebook for the month.
First published and broadcast on TodayFM on Wednesday 1st February 2017.