With the rapid changes to our generation, youth is now more demanding in acquiring technologies that will suit to their needs, especially in their studies. Certainly, the access in Internet or in the World Wide Web is easy and there are many benefits can be gained.  The use of this accessibility is applied mostly on the professionals such as medical practitioners, business tycoons, and even government officials. The purpose of their usage the Internet is different in terms of their needs and various marketers also applied their expertise on it. Apparently, the growing numbers of users are members of different social networking sites and most of them are students.

Social networking such as Facebook, one of the largest social networking sites, Twitter, Google+, and many others has been plagued the websites of the Internet accessibility. Many individuals, mostly students and their friends are engaged in social networking. 

Social networks are made to entertain and to interact with the other people even if they are far away. Due to the nonstop change in cultural and social aspect and with the accordance of technological revolution, the social networking’s real meaning in the face of the Internet and Web is still in question. There are many sites that are pushing their boundaries to follow the achievement of the Google in terms of marketing and generating revenues which is a important factor between the search engine and on networking sites.

Now, ask every student and they will definitely tell you that they had an account ranges from 1 to 3 in different social networking sites. With this fact, the networking sites is a subject for scrutiny because they can contribute of influence the individuals especially children. And they are unconscious that these social networking can gradually affect their studies that will reflect on their grades.  

The fusion of study and Internet sites opened the doors for positive and negative results. Almost 80% of the students said that the use of social networking sites such as Facebook does not affect their grades. This idea brought out the issues about the study habits of the students.

The effect of social networking on the student’s study habits results in different ranges. Many studies show different results about the students who use social networking. There are instances that the student who uses Facebook often has consistently lower grades, in which on the other study’s result is different. 

The higher-education officials and social networking experts said that there is a long-term research about the determination of the social networking sites on the academics of the students and on their grades. There is a majority numbers among the student’s population who uses social networking sites that received grades according to their performance. The academic performance of the students is different from the other that suggests to the idea that there is, somehow, an impact of social networking over the academics and their study habits.  

However, it is logical to think that the students who used to view their network account more than necessary in a day is highly risky in failing grades, than the one who can manage her or his time and maintaining the routine to finish all his assignments before clicking the icons on his homepage.

By: MS. APRIL S. REYES | Capunitan Elementary School | Orion, Bataan

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