The aim of this article is for students to know about the “10+ Reasons Why Social Media Is Bad for Students in Education”
Actually, this very serious issues I am targeting. As a student, I have found a lot of bad effects of social media for students.
Now a day’s Social media is the most popular communicational platform used by people for communication and also entertainment.
The most popular social media networking platforms used by people for communication and sharing are Facebook, Instagram, Linked In, WhatsApp, etc.
Mostly the people used these social media sites in their free time. There is a lot of benefits to social media for people. Everyone used social media for their purposes.
Nowadays mostly teens and students used social media platforms. The students are seemed always busy using different social media platforms.
They just use social media for chatting with friends, sharing pictures and videos, watching other stories, looking for other timelines and pictures, etc.
Social media has a lot of bad effects on students which we ignore all the time. This is very important to consider in using social media for the parents.
Parents have to keep their eyes on their kids using social media.
In this article, I am discussing all the bad effects of social media on students.
Read Also: Advantages and Disadvantages of Social Media.
10+ Reasons Why Social Media Is Bad for Students in Education
All the reasons why social media is bad for students in education are given below.
1. Social Media Reduced Focus of Students in Learning
Social media mostly reduced the focus on the learning of the students.
Mostly the students are busy using social media for time-wasting and didn’t focus on their targets and achievement in learning.
Students get addicted to social media, they always want to use social media all long day. They get distracted from their study and learning and future achievements.
They always want to use social media for chatting and sharing pictures and videos etc. and didn’t focus on their study and learning.
As students always want motivation and concentration on their studies but social media distracted them from study and learning.
Social media breaks their motivation and concentration in their study.
2. Usage of Social Media Causes Low Grades
Yes, social media has a lot of benefits for the students in the study. But also, social media affect their study in some cases.
Mostly the students cannot even imagine a day without posting on social media or chatting with friends by using social media platforms.
Research shows that the students spend 12 hours maximum on using social media.
Social media affects a lot their academic performance. Mostly the students who’ve used social media every time get lower marks.
From my experience and research, social media drop the grades and other academic performance of the students.
The students prioritize the use of social media and want to use social media every time even in school during lectures.
Students didn’t pay attention to the class lectures and by this, they miss a lot of important information for their study and learning.
And this obviously affects their academic grades.
3. Social Media Waste Time of the Students
Social media is the most time waster for students nowadays. They go online to Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
They use social media to upload their pictures and videos and share them with other friends and relatives daily for no reason.
When you go around the students even in their study time, they use their mobile phones and seeing posts on social media.
There are a few reasons by which I think social media is the most timewaster for the students.
- Social media mostly affects the school life of students.
- Social media lead the students to dangers.
- It affects the grades of the students.
- It can affect the student’s relations with the teachers.
The most important thing for students is their study and future achievements. But by using social media platforms they get distracted from their goals and study.
They only used social media for time-wasting.
4. By Using Social Media Students Reduces Command Over Language
In using social media platforms, the students used the shortest form words mostly.
They get addicted to the language they used in social media. it’s called slang words or the shortened form of words.
This affects the student’s ability to effective writing.
They forget the spelling of the words used in the language; they used slang words instead of actual words spellings.
5. Fake News Spread on Social Media
Social media is one of the biggest platforms which spreading fake news. Nowadays mostly the students are connected to different social media platforms.
They see the posts on social media which can be fake and the students forward it to the other students without confirmation that the news is real or fake.
This can lead the students into danger. It is also one of the reasons social media is bad for students.
6. Students Addiction to Using Social Media
One of the main reasons social media is bad for students is addiction. Addiction is arisen in the students due to the excessive use of social media.
Due to the addiction to social media, the students are distracted from their study and their goals. They always want to use social media.
They feel comfortable using social media and sharing pictures and videos and chatting with friends and relatives.
The addition of social media distracted the students from their goals and objective they have to achieve.
Besides, they completely depend on social media. They think that without social media there is nothing in their life.
This is the worst thing about social media for students.
7. Loss of Creativity of the Students
Due to the excessive use of social media, the students lose their creativity.
Before social media, the students are always trying to something new and unique. They always try to study and make new unique things.
But after the developments of social media platforms, the students are always busy using social media platforms and watching others on social media.
The excessive use of social media wastes a lot of time for the students.
In those times the students can do and learn a lot of new and creative things instead of using social media for time-wasting.
It affects the student’s creativity a lot.
8. Loss of Motivation in Students
Through the excessive use of Social media, the students lose motivation. The excessive use of social media leads the students to addiction to social media platforms.
They always want to use social media and keep themselves in the social media virtual world and didn’t want to do something for study and learning to achieve their goals.
Social media is full of fun, Once the students log in to the social media platforms, they getting fun from it by watching pictures and videos.
They get distracted from their goals and loss of motivation to do something for their life.
9. Reduced Learning and Research Capabilities
Social media reduce the searching capabilities of the students. On social media platforms, students can easily find all types of information.
There is no need for the students to search and study the books for finding the relevant information. They can easily find it on social media platforms and it reduces the searching capability of students.
10. Social Media Causes Distraction of the Students from Learning
Now a day’s students are always available on social media rather than doing homework and study. Social media is the most distractive thing for students.
Mostly the students used social media all the time in communicating with friends and watching pictures and videos.
Usually, the students are referred to use social media platforms instead of studying and learning.
It distracts students a lot from the study and learning.
11. Social Media Cause Reduction in Productivity
social media reduced the productivity of the students.
Mostly the students are connected to their mobile phones and using social media during their study time.
There is always someone on social media that can comment, sharing posts, and sending messages. That can distract the students from the study and reduced their productivity of study.
This is why social media is not good for students.
12. Social Media Cause Effects on Health of the Students
We didn’t notice social media even affects our mental health.
Social media mostly damaging the mental health of students. Students’ depression is mostly caused by the excessive use of social media.
also, social media causes physical health problems for students.
The addictive students of social media always want to use social media platforms, the only thing they want to do is posting, watching videos, pictures, and chatting with a friend on social media.
The students didn’t want to go outside and do some kind of activity and play games which causes the rise of laziness in them.
Social media also affects the eyes of students. The excessive use and looking too much to the screens of social media causes the damaging the eyesight of the students.
Social media also affects the sleeping routine of students.
The addictive students of social media always want to stay online on their social media accounts and didn’t want to go and sleeps which causes a lot of disorders and problems in their health.
13. Social Media Reduces the Communication Skills of Students
Social media reduced the communication skills of the students. Students use social media for communication and contacting other people.
They didn’t want to go and meet the other peoples and communicate with them face to face. Communication skills are very important for students. They have to learn communication skills for surviving in society.
They only communicate with social media. Due to the excessive use of social media, the students forget communication skills.
The gestures, body language, and other kinds of signs which is very important for communication face to face. Which the students forget.
Self-confidence and self-esteem are badly affected by the excessive use of social media. Students feel shy and less-confidence in communicating face to face with other peoples.
The conclusion about social media and its use. It all depends on students how to use social media.
All the things that belong to this world have their advantages and disadvantages.
But it all depends on us that how we used them. If it can be used in a good way then that’s good. But if it is used in a bad way then it is bad for us.
Same as the social media platforms. Everyone used social media for their purpose.
Social media has a lot of benefits for the students but we have to keep in mind its bad effects on us. We should use social media to a limit.
The parents have to keep eye on their children that how they used social media.
This is the most important responsibility of the parents. They have to train their children they have to teach them bad things and good things and keep them away from bad things.
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