Overall, I believe social media is bad for teens. Social media can distract students during homework and reduces the quality of their work. This distraction causes students to lose concentration and lower attention span while doing homework. According to the
It has been said that “[s]tudents check their phones and other digital devices in class more than 11 times a day on average, according to the survey of 675 students in 26 states” (Digital distraction in class). When students check their phones, they get distracted from class. Class should be for learning. Students should not be checking their phones for texts or other notifications on social media. Furthermore, electronics can take attention away from the teacher and take time away from learning in the classroom.
Social networking also provokes cyberbullying and it spreads false information. Students go on social media too much and it results in them getting lower grades. They tend to not be focused on the task at hand and end up not getting their homework or whatever they’re working on completed. Also, some users bully others online and it affects the victim's life severely. Commenting something inappropriate could spread to many people's lives and could hurt lives in ways that people don’t know.
This could affect their grade in multiple ways because if they are non concentrated on their project they will not get it completed by the due date. If they do not get it completed by the due date it can result in a lower grade than if it was turned in on the due date. Also another reason too much screen time is affecting their grades is when they are in the classrooms at school. Since most teens are constantly texting or checking social media while in class it can bring their grade down if they are not paying attention to the facilitator. Missing concluding
It’s unhealthy, sitting in your chair playing video games all day long is harmful to you and your health and can lead to a number of diseases in the future, the prime one being obesity. Spending a great chunk of your time playing video games can also lead to poor grades, it is due to people gaming and not doing their homework, preparing for tests. More gaming can also lead to less socializing, and to succeed in life, you need to develop excellent communication skills. So, for those reasons, I believe that an inordinate time spent on video games is a poor habit. Firstly, teenagers that spend a great load of time playing video games don’t attain enough physical exercise.
McDonald stated that there’s a correlation between grades decreasing as the use of mobile devices in the classroom increases (McDonald). When students continue to text or socialize on their phone during lessons, they become distracted and lose focus. As students lose focus, their work ethics begin to decline which in turn lowers their scores. The amount of use can also have an effect on a student’s work ethics. Test scores face negative effects due to texting in the classroom.
Overstudying will affect middle schoolers by causing them to behave poorly and roughly. Students with a routine of constant studying tend to have fewer hours of sleep. A study done by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) claimed that “Teens who stay up late at night cramming are more likely to have academic problems the following day- doing poorly on the test they have studied for.” Whereas, a professor at Stanford said all this pressure often results in cheating and plagiarism. Another study done by Michelle Cumming said that middle school students “May act out when under stress from things such as academic challenges and peer pressure.” All three studies claimed that the stress caused by overstudying lead to behavioural problems. The following behavioural problems stated included, plagiarism, cheating and ‘acting-out’ as in becoming impulsive and aggressive.
Some of the many reasons why students hate homework is because they think homework should only be used as additional practice for students who need it, or to study for tests and quizzes when possible. Moreover, homework can be too overwhelming. It can cause fatigue, stress, and many other things. Finally, students have no time for this type of work. Most children with a lot in their days, sports, after school classes or lessons, chores or responsibilities, so
One place where social media is being increasingly used is in the school. Students, instead of focusing on completing their work, begin to ignore the teachers and instead spend all of their learning time on social media. I personally think that this is something that is going to eventually harm people. With social media being so prominent in school, students are becoming more and more distracted from their schoolwork, and therefore are having a more difficult time passing classes to graduate. The use of social media in school, in my opinion, should be limited.
Social Media has impacted and affected teens in a pretty negative way with the technology we have today. Social media is too distracting for teens/college students because of the constant feel to need to be on their medias. While using social media, in order to sign up for the sites teens have to put a lot of personal information, leading to my point there is no privacy while using these social media sites. Social media causes most teens to feel lonely or losing the ability to speak to people face to face. Social media is becoming a huge issue on high school and college students, students are becoming way too attached to it that making students dependent on social media, followed along with not allowing people with social media much privacy,