What is social media
Information and communication technology has changed. Next Generation platform which is Social media, Social media are online technology platforms that help to connect and build relationship among Students. The use of social media by students helps to have access to information in a different manner. Students can grab information in an easy manner.
In School, the use of a social media platform such as the school website will give information about the environment, facilities, results, attendance, departments, rules and regulations. It has been evident that the online platform has a wider range of circulating information not only to the student of an institution but it is also for publicly.
Students can practice online platforms efficiently and they can be aware of social media information power(+ve/-ve). Online platforms existing for students such as Whatsapp, Google+, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and much more.
The positive things about Social Media?
Admittance to Information
There are several circles that students can link through online platforms. that are associated with their course of study. Joining this circle on Whatsapp, Facebook and others will help the students to have contact to quality information as at when needed.
It Assistance Online Learning
Social media has helped the students to learn through online learning platforms available to them. The use of long-distance educations programs videos sessions has helped the students' assistance in learning. YouTube to watch videos has helped the students to increase knowledge in a quick manner.
It helps to Advance Knowledge
Social media helps to boost student hypothetical performance and increase their knowledge through data and information gettogether. When students are being given an assignment in school, they go through various online platforms to gather material so as to find solutions to their assignment.
It helps to profile Relationship
Students can get to distinguish each other better over social media systems. It helps to bring together two or more people, where they can share their problem, which it can get solve by their fellow colleagues. If a student finds out that he or she is having a problem in a particular course, he or she can open up through chat and finds a genius who can provide a solution to the problem.
What are the Negative Effects of Social Media?
It Waste Time
Many students find it difficult to go about their normal life without making use of social media. It has been observed that a student does not listen in class, they are busy chatting and reading stories online. They waste their time chatting with friends and families, instead of reading and practising what they have learned in school.
It Causes Distraction
Many students stick to their gadget without concentrating on their study. It is a bad idea to waste away judicious time on social media platforms without gaining anything from it. Students should not be carried away by social media platforms because it will affect their academic performance.
It causes social problems
Social media has created many social problems in the society. In these modern days, many students tend to choose online communication rather than having a real-time conversation, and this leads to students becoming an introvert.
It Causes Health Problems
The use of computers, mobile phones, and various gadgets to access online platforms by students may harm the user if they use it for long hours frequently. Students may be exposed to bad posture, eye strain, physical and mental stress. Too much use of education technology tools for accessing social media by students is harmful and there must be a limit.
All educational stakeholders must ensure they coordinate the use of social media platforms by setting up a policy that can help to regulate the negative effects aspect of social media. Students must also be ready to learn and listen in class, they should not make chatting their priority. Students should pursue an excellent academic performance and gain adequate knowledge that will help them in the future.