Introduction The usage of social media among teenagers has increased substantially over the last few years. Social media has become so popular; it has now been accused of affecting the academic performance of students. It is believed, students spend valuable time on social media but not enough time on academics. Social media has also become a means of receiving information pertaining to homework and school work for students. This is one way in which social media show to be of service to students.
Teens are most likely wasting time on social media instead of using that time wisely on school work, or things that need to be done. For example, according to an article titled " Social Media Can Be Both Bummer And Boon For The Brain." The University of California, Berkeley 's Greater Good Science Center published a column but within a sort text it said, "Social media platforms have become a huge part of the lives of young adults and teens: 45 percent of teenagers report they use apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram every day." Also this article states, "When we accept that it is here to stay, we can also see it as a new opportunity for connection and mindfulness." Social media is harmful to out society.
Furthermore, a study of Alakloby(2017) finds that 83% of the students believe that Twitter is beneficial with regards to enhancing their communication skills and collaboration with teachers. However, 37% of the students says that Twitter can sometimes be a distraction in their learning process (Alakloby,2017). YouTube is another form of social media site that gains billions of users. According to Mehmood and Taswir(2013), Youtube is one of the social networking sites that students commonly used when it comes to academic purposes. Monkhouse and Forbes(2015) claimed that YouTube can be beneficial to students because it can be a teaching tool that offers audio- visual resource in learning.
Because the time each person has is unchanged, we can assume that spending more time on Facebook would lead to less time for study, which might result in bad performance at school. In fact, there is a huge difference between the study time of Facebook users and non-users. A Facebook user will spend about five hours a week studying, but a non-user of this site will spend 11 to 15 hours per week studying (Kirschner and Karpinski, 2010, p.21). However, it is noticeable that just only a large amount of time spent on Facebook would cause pernicious influence. A finding in Junco's research suggests that if students merely check Facebook a few times a day and do not spend hours posting status, chatting and commenting, then Facebook will be less harmful to them (Junco, 2012, p 9,10).
One must work with one another to get things done, and mobility adds another layer of complexity because the person to study with may not be in physical proximity. Thus, it has quickly become an accepted practice for students to use social media platform such as facebook internally and externally as well as to achieve their educational goal. It was commonly agreed that social media platform such as facebook in particular have had a profound effect by changing the nature of efficiency of communication processes in both educational and private life (Beck, 2007). The rise of facebook is rapidly changing how tertiary institutions operate and communicate. Tertiary institutions off all kinds are looking for ways to seize advantage in this emerging era marked by greater immediacy, interactivity and transparency.
While customizations take place in virtual environments, they can have real-life effects on mental health and social development. Research has shown the use of social networking sites can increase stress levels and produce anxiety (Adapted Media Release, 2013). Turkle calls the effects “Presentation Anxiety” where stress and anxiety levels increase as teenagers struggle to create and maintain perfect online identities (Turkle, 2017, p. 588). Turkle’s student interviewees describe Facebook as an important aspect of high school social life and the defining method for managing social interactions. Constant communication and always active social platforms lead to continuous efforts of maintaining one’s digital appearance.
Social networking is the connection of friends or family together which allow people to communicate easily. With social networking sites people can have a long chain of friends they can chat or share information with. Mostly students devote more attention to social media than they do to their studies. Students’ addictiveness to social network, students’ frequency of exposure to social network, social media network that the students are more exposed to and the influence of social media as a medium of interaction between students has been part of discussion in recent times and which have imparted on their academic performance. This synopsis thesis addresses the issue of the effectiveness of using social networking.
Facebook is the one of the most used social networking sites of today’s world. At the same time, it could bring a negative or positive impacts to the users. This study aims to investigate the influence of social media (Facebook) among undergraduate students on relationship. Whether there is significant relationship between the influences of social media (Facebook) in communication and attitude on student’s relationship. We are using quantitative research method as our research approach and simple random sampling method, after that we distribute 50 survey questionnaire to UTAR undergraduate students.
The results of the survey questionnaire indicate that 45% of the sample admitted that they spent 6-8 hours per day checking social media sites, while 23% spent more than 8 hours; 20% spent 2-4 hours and only 12% spent less than 2 hours on this task. Results indicate while most university students use social media and spend many hours checking social media sites, there was a negative aspect to university students’ use of social media. Introduction: The definition of social media is “the relationships that exist between network of people” . In the last ten years, the online world has changed dramatically. Thanks to the invention of social media, young men and women now exchange ideas, feelings, personal information, pictures and videos at a truly astonishing rate.
There have been many debates on whether social media has a positive or negative effect on our lives. Many people think that social media has had a definite positive effect on our lives as it has lead to many developments in technology; it has also lead many businesses to boom because they can learn more about their customers and target market through social media. As the UAE is still a relatively new country not many people may know of the ways that social media can affect the youth of this country. Emirati parents should monitor teenagers’ use of social media because of its negative effects on their education, health and its threat to their safety and privacy. EDUCATION The first negative effect social media has on teenagers is its effect on their education.