The growth of social networks in recent years haschanged the way internet is experienced by the majority of end users. Social media is based on the idea of howpeople meet and interact with others. Givespeople the power-sharing, make the world more open and connected to them. Social networks have a decisive influence onour life because it helps a lot in all areas of political, economic andeducational life. Peoplewatch billions of videos on YouTube every day. Every hour users upload or download videocontent.
Every day, over 90 percent of students visit a social networking site. People have integrated these networksinto their daily routines, using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, online gaming environmentsand other tools. Theuse of social networks is not limited only to professionals or the elderly but has also been widely used ineducational sectors by students. Thereare people who cannot even write their own names and can only recognize peopleby their picture having full access to the internet they can constantly checktheir smartphones to see status updates. Studentstypically use the social site for many reasons, such as for study purposes, forentertainment purposes because social networks provide the data you want easilyand quickly in seconds. The use ofsocial networks depends on one person to another, because it has a positive andnegative impact on society, that is to say on students.
Social media has become a big distraction forstudents, causing the general student’sperformance to decline, especially those who tend to check their Facebook andTwitter while studying. Theyare very busy accessing several sites other than the educational site for longhours, which creates a very negative impact on their minds and creates a lot ofhealth problems and creates family problems too. Students who try multiple tasks, looking atsocial networking sites while studying, show reduced academic performance.
Their ability to focus on the task at hand isgreatly reduced by the distractions caused by YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. Usingthis report, we’ll try to explain the positive and negative impact of the useof social networks on students in education. Social Media Social networks are firmly rooted into modern culture. People are incorporating these networks intotheir daily work using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, online gaming environment,and other tools.
Social networking makeschildren more peer-to-peer. Young peoplehave a desire to learn from peers online. They interact with each other andreceive feedback from each other. Theyare motivated to learn from each other better than adults, making teachers andadults no longer the only source of information. With this, the children are networked morethan ever. Children make friends easierwith people all over the world, without this advancedtechnology, whom they will never meet. Youngpeople using social media applications to create, edit and share new forms oftext, visuals and audio content. Socialmedia applications are considered open rather than closed, bottom-up and nottop-down.
How Social Media affects theStudents Social media not only acquire knowledge but also helps to establish alasting relationship with real people, but it can also connect with fellowstudents through Facebook, Twitter and various social websites. A Twitter account can provide information onevents that encourage shy students to encounter face to face with otherstudents. Such personal interaction isessential to create and maintain affiliation. Adapting various learning styles tostudents using technology is not innovative. The strength of social media applications is to provide a variety oftools that allow learners to learn and combine to most suited for theirindividual learning style and improve their academic performance. Social networking sites are focused onbuilding online communities with common concerns and activities. Social networking sites also help to fosterleadership skills, from low-level plans and organizations to activities thatpromote social change and democratic efforts.
Social media tools and networking sitesencourage students to communicate with each other and express and sharecreativity. Such personal interaction isessential to create and maintain affiliation. Because there is a positive effect of socialmedia, there are also some negative effects. Experts have already revealed that socialmedia will adversely affect learning. Accordingto a survey, junior school, secondary comprehensive school college anduniversity students who check the social media network at least once during a15-minutes period have decreased their grades. Young people who are addicted to maintaining multiple accounts on thesocial media network so if a boy sends a request to a girl and if it doesn’tget accepted they’ll try to a make fake accounts using female names and display picturesand try to add others. HealthIssues The use of a long-term social networking site causesmultiple health problems.
Because of continued access to the networking sitemay cause visual problems, sitting in the same position for a long time maycause back pain. Positive Impact Social media has made the world a smallerplace, now we more ways to use it. Social media has improved our ability to absorbinformation which would have seemed to be overwhelmingfor anyone 20 years ago is normal for us, we have an extreme ease of processingand we are evolving rapidly.
This isfollowed by the positive effects of social media on education: -1. Googleand education, Google has helped over 20 million students with education usingtheir tools.2. Byspending Many hours with innovative technologies, students develop greaterfamiliar connecting with computers and other electronic devices.3. Byfocusing on teaching technology in education and business skills, students canacquire the skills to help in their lives.
4. Talentswere discovered sooner and students skilled in programming got their names outthere easily, students with good music, got videos out shared leading them totheir dreams.5. Manystudents were able to inform the public about their problems – using socialmedia helps recognize social problems and solve problems.6. Becausestudents can easily customize their profile, the fundamental aspects of designsand layouts are not often taught in schools are recognized.7. Dueto the ease and speed with which users can upload photos, videos or stories hasa result the creative work sharing has increased.
You can get immediate feedback from friendsand family on their creative outlets help students refine and develop artisticabilities, provide necessary confidence, and determine the career path they maywant to pursue. NegativeImpactThe most important negative effect of socialmedia is the addiction. Constantlychecking Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media updates.
This addiction could negatively impact otherimportant activities, such as focusing on studies, actively participating insports, communicating in real life, and ignoring ground realities. There arehundreds of thousands of fake accounts on social networks, which are boyspretending to be girls to be friends with girls. In most cases, this leads to embarrassment anddisappointment, which eventually leads to depression. If there isan awareness of the risk of social media in our community, it will not lead toanything bad, but there is always a lack of public awareness. Therefore, in education, public awareness isvery difficult in societies with a lack of education.
This is followed by the negativeeffects of social media on education:-1. Due to the popularizationof social media and speed of information disclosure, adequate spelling and lazyattitude to grammar were born. Thisallows you to write effectively without relying on computer spelling checks.2.
Manystudents rely on the web that provides accessibility and answers to informationon social media. This means that we have reduced the focus on learning and maintaining information.3. Ourability to retain information has declined. As we have become accustomed to theease of accessing social media information, our motivation to spend a lot oftime investigating and searching for good information has decreased.4. Students,who attempt multi-tasking to check social media sites during learning will havea poor academic record. The distraction afforded by YouTube, Facebook, orTwitter greatly reduces the ability to focus on the task at hand.
5. Themore time students spend on social sites, the less time for socializing.Because social networking sites do not have physical signals or other nonverbalclues, it is not an appropriate alternative for face-to-face communication.Students who spend a great deal of time on social networking cannot communicate effectively.
6. Dueto the degree to which personal information can be used online and theanonymity that the internet seems to provide, students forget to forget thenecessity of filtering the posted information. Many universities and potentialemployers will investigate the applicant’s social networking profile beforegiving an acceptance or interview.
Most students do not constantly evaluatecontent that is online, this may have a negative effect for months or a fewyears.7. Becausestudents are increasingly speaking from the other side of the screen, it’s moredifficult to communicate with people face to face and losing their peopleskills due to this.
Conclusion We learned the various positive andnegative impacts of social media on education and students. It is veryimportant to overcome this problem. How can parents alleviate the negativeaspects of social media and improve positive results? However, not only istheir privacy, safety, the concentrationof attention, mental health, but also physical health is adversely affected. Adjustingaccess to social media is one of the better ways.
Most of the negative side canbe overcome by reducing the time spent on social network sites. Payingattention to their academic progress and tackling the problem will go a longway to make sure that the negative aspects of social media do not influenceresearch. A loved one who gives enough time for meetings with family, such asdiscussing studies in a relaxed atmosphere, inviting friends and familytogether, providing social interactions of interesting face to face. All ofthis helps to reduce the negative impact of social media that will benefit ouryounger generation.