Social networking describes the phenomena found in, participatory and self-expressive websites such as Facebook, Twitter, My space, and Youtube. Social media is becoming an ubiquitous in today’s society and today’s youth are spending a great deal of time using some sites to access in a public life. Social media 1 Negative effects of social media on education A lot of students are using some sites that can distract them from their doings especially on their studies. Yes, social media gives everything what a person will need. Social media is a great way to have a person communicating with another person but we also do know that it could give us a big impact that could be problem to our studies.
Although social media may have change the world for the better, it may also cause distraction to students, it changes the way they interact with others and it causes psychological changes or other health problems. It is quite obvious that using social media has its benefits. First and foremost, social media causes distraction to students. An average teen spends a minimum of 2hours and 20minutes on social media every day. They tend to give more time online and set aside school work.
Before social media, people would communicate and share common interests by hanging out with one another or in group settings. This switch made men and women become more unconfrontational due to be a message away, people forgot how to socialize. On a positive note, social media sites offer teens and young adults new ways to communicate and be entertained. For this reason, it is important for parents, role models and peers to be more aware of social media outlets and the effects it can cause to children. Research conducted by Common Sense Media, studies a United States nonprofit organization that focused on supporting kids, parents and educators following the world of media and technology.
Kelly Wallace declares that teens on average spend nine hours a day using technology! Many people have different opinions on the use of internet. Some believe that the internet is a great way for teens to entertain themselves and connect to others. On the other hand, people think that the internet is harming teens because the chance of meeting a predator, the increase of pressure and the decrease in physical activity. The amount of time teens spend using technology must be more reasonable, there are many risks that internet addiction facilitates.
In this research, the social survey method was used: a method of collecting data from large numbers of respondents through social media, such as Twitter, Facebook ,Intragam, What’s up and others. The social survey approach has been used to approach this approach from the nature of the descriptive study. It is one of the most appropriate approaches to the subject of this research because it depends on the description, analysis and interpretation through which it is possible to get to know the motives and reasons of using social networks and their different impact among young people Pros and limitations of negatives resulting from this use. The first three question in the survey was demographic questions because it will help us to demonstrates gender , ages. The important question was do you think social media is important this will show to us how much people care about social communication.
Internet has affected the preferred learning styles of young people wanting to learn English around the world. Teachers, to remain relevant and effective, need to use 'learning technologies' to help students reach the world outside the classroom. Teachers now adhere to innovative practices in teaching- learning process and have changed their roles into ‘facilitators’. The role of teacher demands to promote more group tasks and stress- free learning environments. Social media is emerging in various forms to bring people together as communities.
Gerald Tan Social network has become one of the best mediums for transfer of information and knowledge in the world. Social networking are also popular amongst student recent years. Some of the popular social networking websites are Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Almost all the students would definitely have a profile in those sites. Like any other technological innovation social media has its own share of advantages and disadvantages.
A student may post inappropriate content such as pornography or bad message which would be both distracting and damaging to students. Using social media in the classroom can distract from face to face interaction. If students are encouraged to participate in class discussions through social media websites this could impact their ability to interact in face to face situations. Students still need to learn how to have conversations with people even in this modern technology based
Advances in information technology are changing the way in which individuals communicate and interact. With this new technology, people can meet, connect, and co-work in virtual space (Marenzi et al., 2008).The Internet is becoming a core part of mainstream social life. In addition to email and instant messaging services, various social technologies, such as blogs and social networking services, have become more widely used (Grossman et al., 2009). The advent of social networking applications, and especially of websites dedicated to promoting social interaction, caused a social phenomenon in the Internet. Millions of users, some of who have little or no prior experience using online applications, regularly turn to websites such as Face book, MySpace, and Twitter and you tube just to name a few (Joyce., 2010).
In the last few years, internet has drastically revolutionized the education sector. In addition to this, social media has added more interest by changing communication medium and creating more impact on education. Networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are two chief and largely used mediums to explore and market education. Today, students, professors and education experts can connect with each other through social media medium and create awareness. The rising interest and availability among young students is an undeniable fact.