Research on Negative Effects Of Using Social Media

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Research on Negative Effects Of Using Social Media

  1. 1. Negative Effects Of Using Social Media On Graduate Students
  2. 2. What is social media??? [Definition] Social media are the platforms that enables the interactive web by engaging users to participate in, comment on and create content as means of communicating with their social graph, other users and the public (Cohen,2011)
  3. 3. Why we choose this topic? The social networking sites are gaining a lot of popularity these days with almost all of the educated youth using one or the other such site. The question regarding the safety, privacy and the legal issues have been cropping up all this time.
  4. 4. Why we choose this topic? Cont.. Our daily lives revolve around technology and most of us can’t imagine going a day without logging on the internet or using our mobile phones.  Social networking has become a norm in our society, with websites like Face book, Twitter, MySpace and many more holding a unique and vital role in our daily lives. Social networking has without a doubt contributed to many positive things, but is it also affecting us negatively.
  5. 5. Statistics oUse of social media is almost unavoidable. o73% of teens 12–17 are using face book. oIn the next 20 years it will become impossible to break the attachment between the teen and screen.
  6. 6. Research Objectives Social media effected the academic lives of graduate students. Social networking is harmful for graduate students. Negative effects of social media on moral values of students. Effects of social networking on students physical and mental abilities. Wastage of time by students by using social media.
  7. 7. Research Questions How social media effects the academic lives of graduate students? To what extent social networking is harmful for graduate students? What are the negative effects of social media on moral values of students? What are the negative effects of social networking on students physical and mental abilities? How much time students waste on social media?
  8. 8. Literature Review oTIME WASTAGE: Students while searching and studying online, they get attracted to using social media sites and sometimes forget while they are using it. this waste their time, and sometimes, students are not able to deliver their work in the specified time frame. (NEGATIVE EFFECTS AND POSSILBE SOLUTIONS TO SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES ON STUDENTS ACADEMICS by OMOWUMI OLUFEMI ADEDEJI) The other negative effect on students is that they are spending too much time on social sites, and much lesser time on socializing in person. In fact, there is a lack of body signals besides other nonverbal cues, including tone and inflection in case of social networking sites. Thus they cannot be considered as an adequate replacement for any face-to-face communication. Not only this, students who are spending a great deal of time on these social networking sites are not able to communicate in person in an effective manner. SOURCE: Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites for Students SOCIAL MEDIA By Steve Armstrong, Published October 21, 2012
  9. 9. oTIME WASTAGE cont.. BFA student, Alli Kennedy, said some negative effects of social networking are that “kids don’t think before they post; instead they get caught up in their emotions and will later regret what they post. It also tends to waste a lot of time and causes a lot of drama.” Social Networking Has Positive and Negative Effects on Teens April 16, 2013 James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
  10. 10. oReduced learning and research capabilities: •Students have started relying more on the information accessible easily on these social networking sites and the web. This reduces their learning and research capabilities. ( Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites for Students Published on November 2, 2012 by Guest Blogger) •Face book and other sites can be very distracting for students and can impact negatively on their learning, reports have proved that the students who check their Face book or social account at least once is a study time of 15 minutes has scored lower grades in their studies . Source: Negative Impact of Social Websites on Students Author: Kanwal Batool Date: 11/Jul/2012 Student of Bachelors in Computer Sciences (BCS) at Government College University Lahore (GCU Lahore)
  11. 11. oReduced learning and research capabilities: Cont… Most people who suffer from this are students. Instead of doing their homework's they tend to fail their academic endeavors because of using Social Media and Networking: Advantages and Disadvantages by marz fuentz social media in the wrong way.
  12. 12. oPoor mental and physical health: Students who are using technology including the social networking sites on a regular basis tend to have more stomach aches, besides sleeping problems, as well as anxiety and depression. Such students also display more of narcissistic tendencies besides many other psychological disorders, including various antisocial behaviors as well as aggressive tendencies. Daily overuse of these social networking sites tends to have a negative effect on the health of all students as it makes them more susceptible to various health problems in the future. This is where peers, teachers and parents need to play a major role by making the students aware of what they are missing out while spending too much time on these sites. SOURCE : Negative Effects of Social Networking Sites for Students SOCIAL MEDIA By Steve Armstrong, Published October 21, 2012 6. Serious detrimental outcomes on individual’s health When social media is used in a wrong way, it may have a negative effect on both mental and physical health of individual Social Media and Networking: Advantages and Disadvantages by marz fuentz
  13. 13. The Negative Impact of Social Media on our lives ADICTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA A research team headed by Wilhelm Hoffmann of Chicago University concluded in 2012 that twitter is harder to resist than cigarettes and alcohol. (Source BY ELIZABETH KOIKAI •IN CURRENT AFFAIRS & DEBATE •— 8 MAY, 2013) A False Sense of Connection According to Cornell University's Steven Strogatz, social media sites can make it make it more difficult for us to distinguish between the meaningful relationships we foster in the real world, and (Source the Negative Effect of Social Media on Society and Individuals By Brian Jung, Demand Media) Student may have reason to be concerned about excess social media use.(source By Denny Carter, Managing Editor) Social media has negative impact on academic the numerous casual relationships formed through social media. performance Jennifer Walsh, lead author of the study, which was published in the journal Emerging Adulthood, wrote that students who spent the most time using social media had ”fewer academic behaviors, such as completing homework and attending class, lower academic confidence and more problems affecting their school work, like lack of sleep and substance use.” (Source By Denny Carter, Managing Editor )
  14. 14. Variables DEPENDENT VARIABLE Negative effects of using social media on graduate students INDEPENDENT VARIABLE Frequent visit of sites/unproductive use Reduced learning and research capabilities Low self esteem Cyber bullying Poor mental & physical health Low moral value INTERVENING VARIABLE Wastage of time More rely on SNS Low communication skills Over use of SNS MODERATING VARIABLE
  15. 15. Frequent visit of Sites/ unproductive use Reduced learning and research capabilities Low self esteem Wastage of time Moderate access More rely on SNS Low communica tion skills Socialize effectively Cyber bullying Poor mental & physical health Over use of SNS Role of parents & teachers Negative effects of using social media on graduate students

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