Negative Impacts Of Social Media On Students

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Zahra Abrahimi (21828)
ENG 215: MWP 3-Section 001
Dr. Murray
Negative Impacts of Social Media on Students These days, social media is a vital part of our lives that majority of people use Facebook, Skype, Twitter, etc. in order to exchange ideas, videos, pictures, and personal information with each other. According to the research that conducted by (Lenhart et al., 2010) 98 % of students in America have a social media profile (2010) and students by using social media can develop their social skills and access to all kind of information in a second. It is true that social media has positive impacts on the users especially students but we cannot ignore the negative impacts of it. Most of the researchers believe that the negative effects of social
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For instance, according to the research that conducted by Wang et al., (2011), 45% of students check social media sites and spent about 6 to 8 hours daily, 23% of them spent about 8 or more hours, just 20% of them utilize social media about 2 to 4 hours, and only 12% spent less than 2 hours. Outcome of the research stated that 90 % of students use social media just for entertainment and just a few numbers of students use social media to solve their homework (Wang et al, 2011). Besides, Omer Faruk in his research mentioned that at first students have planned to use social media just for five or ten minutes but unfortunately they spent too much time and they just wasted their time (2015). So these researches obviously indicate that social media caused students to waste their…show more content…
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