The growth of social networks in recent years has
changed the way internet is experienced by the majority of end users. Social media is based on the idea of how
people meet and interact with others. Gives
people the power-sharing, make the world more open and connected to them. Social networks have a decisive influence on
our life because it helps a lot in all areas of political, economic and
watch billions of videos on YouTube every day. Every hour users upload or download video
content. Every day, over 90 percent of students visit a social networking site.
People have integrated these networks
into their daily routines, using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, online gaming environments
and other tools.
use of social networks is not limited only to professionals or the elderly but has also been widely used in
educational sectors by students. There
are people who cannot even write their own names and can only recognize people
by their picture having full access to the internet they can constantly check
their smartphones to see status updates.
typically use the social site for many reasons, such as for study purposes, for
entertainment purposes because social networks provide the data you want easily
and quickly in seconds. The use of
social networks depends on one person to another, because it has a positive and
negative impact on society, that is to say on students. Social media has become a big distraction for
students, causing the general student’s
performance to decline, especially those who tend to check their Facebook and
Twitter while studying.
are very busy accessing several sites other than the educational site for long
hours, which creates a very negative impact on their minds and creates a lot of
health problems and creates family problems too. Students who try multiple tasks, looking at
social networking sites while studying, show reduced academic performance. Their ability to focus on the task at hand is
greatly reduced by the distractions caused by YouTube, Facebook or Twitter.
this report, we’ll try to explain the positive and negative impact of the use
of social networks on students in education.
Social networks are firmly rooted into modern culture. People are incorporating these networks into
their daily work using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, online gaming environment,
and other tools. Social networking makes
children more peer-to-peer. Young people
have a desire to learn from peers online. They interact with each other and
receive feedback from each other. They
are motivated to learn from each other better than adults, making teachers and
adults no longer the only source of information. With this, the children are networked more
than ever. Children make friends easier
with people all over the world, without this advanced
technology, whom they will never meet. Young
people using social media applications to create, edit and share new forms of
text, visuals and audio content. Social
media applications are considered open rather than closed, bottom-up and not
How Social Media affects the
Social media not only acquire knowledge but also helps to establish a
lasting relationship with real people, but it can also connect with fellow
students through Facebook, Twitter and various social websites. A Twitter account can provide information on
events that encourage shy students to encounter face to face with other
students. Such personal interaction is
essential to create and maintain affiliation.
Adapting various learning styles to
students using technology is not innovative.
The strength of social media applications is to provide a variety of
tools that allow learners to learn and combine to most suited for their
individual learning style and improve their academic performance.
Social networking sites are focused on
building online communities with common concerns and activities. Social networking sites also help to foster
leadership skills, from low-level plans and organizations to activities that
promote social change and democratic efforts.
Social media tools and networking sites
encourage students to communicate with each other and express and share
creativity. Such personal interaction is
essential to create and maintain affiliation. Because there is a positive effect of social
media, there are also some negative effects.
Experts have already revealed that social
media will adversely affect learning. According
to a survey, junior school, secondary comprehensive school college and
university students who check the social media network at least once during a
15-minutes period have decreased their grades.
Young people who are addicted to maintaining multiple accounts on the
social media network so if a boy sends a request to a girl and if it doesn’t
get accepted they’ll try to a make fake accounts using female names and display pictures
and try to add others.
The use of a long-term social networking site causes
multiple health problems. Because of continued access to the networking site
may cause visual problems, sitting in the same position for a long time may
cause back pain.
Social media has made the world a smaller
place, now we more ways to use it. Social media has improved our ability to absorb
information which would have seemed to be overwhelming
for anyone 20 years ago is normal for us, we have an extreme ease of processing
and we are evolving rapidly. This is
followed by the positive effects of social media on education: –
and education, Google has helped over 20 million students with education using
spending Many hours with innovative technologies, students develop greater
familiar connecting with computers and other electronic devices.
focusing on teaching technology in education and business skills, students can
acquire the skills to help in their lives.
were discovered sooner and students skilled in programming got their names out
there easily, students with good music, got videos out shared leading them to
students were able to inform the public about their problems – using social
media helps recognize social problems and solve problems.
students can easily customize their profile, the fundamental aspects of designs
and layouts are not often taught in schools are recognized.
to the ease and speed with which users can upload photos, videos or stories has
a result the creative work sharing has increased. You can get immediate feedback from friends
and family on their creative outlets help students refine and develop artistic
abilities, provide necessary confidence, and determine the career path they may
want to pursue.
The most important negative effect of social
media is the addiction. Constantly
checking Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media updates. This addiction could negatively impact other
important activities, such as focusing on studies, actively participating in
sports, communicating in real life, and ignoring ground realities.
hundreds of thousands of fake accounts on social networks, which are boys
pretending to be girls to be friends with girls. In most cases, this leads to embarrassment and
disappointment, which eventually leads to depression.
If there is
an awareness of the risk of social media in our community, it will not lead to
anything bad, but there is always a lack of public awareness. Therefore, in education, public awareness is
very difficult in societies with a lack of education. This is followed by the negative
effects of social media on education:
1. Due to the popularization
of social media and speed of information disclosure, adequate spelling and lazy
attitude to grammar were born. This
allows you to write effectively without relying on computer spelling checks.
students rely on the web that provides accessibility and answers to information
on social media. This means that we have reduced the focus on learning and maintaining information.
ability to retain information has declined. As we have become accustomed to the
ease of accessing social media information, our motivation to spend a lot of
time investigating and searching for good information has decreased.
who attempt multi-tasking to check social media sites during learning will have
a poor academic record. The distraction afforded by YouTube, Facebook, or
Twitter greatly reduces the ability to focus on the task at hand.
more time students spend on social sites, the less time for socializing.
Because social networking sites do not have physical signals or other nonverbal
clues, 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.
to the degree to which personal information can be used online and the
anonymity that the internet seems to provide, students forget to forget the
necessity of filtering the posted information. Many universities and potential
employers will investigate the applicant’s social networking profile before
giving an acceptance or interview. Most students do not constantly evaluate
content that is online, this may have a negative effect for months or a few
students are increasingly speaking from the other side of the screen, it’s more
difficult to communicate with people face to face and losing their people
skills due to this.
We learned the various positive and
negative impacts of social media on education and students. It is very
important to overcome this problem. How can parents alleviate the negative
aspects of social media and improve positive results? However, not only is
their privacy, safety, the concentration
of attention, mental health, but also physical health is adversely affected. Adjusting
access to social media is one of the better ways. Most of the negative side can
be overcome by reducing the time spent on social network sites. Paying
attention to their academic progress and tackling the problem will go a long
way to make sure that the negative aspects of social media do not influence
research. A loved one who gives enough time for meetings with family, such as
discussing studies in a relaxed atmosphere, inviting friends and family
together, providing social interactions of interesting face to face. All of
this helps to reduce the negative impact of social media that will benefit our