Impact of Social Media on Students

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With the rise of social media, schools are trying to figure out how to incorporate this technology into their curriculum. The article will share the results of one school that started a program to help students understand how social media has an impact on them and their peers. Social media have both positive and negative impacts and we will discuss all them below:

The impact of social media on students has changed drastically over the past decade. In the early 2000s, kids spent more time with the computer than with each other. It wasn’t until the release of YouTube and Facebook in 2005 that the online world became a real part of people’s lives. Over time, the influence of social media increased, and students became more conscious of what they post online and the effect it may have on others.

Before the introduction of social media in Nepal, students used to consult their teachers and mostly rely on books, articles and libraries. Today, students are found being addicted to such social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and so on. Even, many students are addicted to mobile games like PUBG and FreeFire.

Everything has both pros and cons, and so does, social media. We can get immediate news, information and communicate effectively through social media. One can share his/ her opinion through such platforms which can reach to millions of people. However, students in Nepal seem to be more addicted and wasting their crucial time uselessly.

Social Media provides us information quickly and one can grab access to several study materials online. We suggest students to be more focused on study related contents while using social media. It would be a great platform if we started using for exploring new ideas and sharing your knowledge to others.

Positive Impacts

  • Explore various learning opportunities
  • Connect with classmates
  • Share your ideas
  • Get updated with your exams, routines and results

Negative Impacts

  • Poor Sleep and Physical Inactivity
  • Rise of mental health issues like Depression and Anxiety
  • Habit of wasting time unnecessarily.

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