Impact of Facebook on students


Facebook is a social website which is used to remain connected to other people. Facebook was introduced in 2004 and in its 6 years it has crossed more than 6 million users at present time. At the same time you can see your all friends and family members’ activities and also can find your lost friends here. It gives the facility to chat with all those in your contacts and you can see their activities and also pass comments on them.

Facebook has become so much common among teens, youngsters and also among elders. It provides the facility to search anyone, present in any part of the country. You can chat with and come to know about your relatives and friends living far away and you will feel very close to them.

It has both positive and negative edges. Hundreds of millions of people use Facebook to enhance their lives in a part time activity. Facebook and especially internet are the socially connecting ways and sometimes it makes so lonely that the students do not find time for their family members even. They get so much into it and forget about other responsibilities and physical activities.

Facebook is quite addictive, once you get started you will find yourself checking it every day and doing so make you interested in using it and then you start checking your friends’ s and messages and their activities and most addictive thing on Facebook is playing games which are available there. Using Facebook makes students idol, they just stick around their desktops and keep using Facebook. All the activities on Facebook take long time and user get deep down in it and forget about other things.

Facebook is really much being used in Pakistan. Pakistani students like other students waste their time on Facebook activities. They prefer Facebook activities on their assignments and test preparation. Facebook addiction is not limited only to the adults and youths even children are so much in number who uses Facebook. Facebook has so many side effects that our students, as they may don’t know. Using Facebook means you are allowing other users to search you easily and your friends tag and bag you like an objects. Though it has some privacy measures but those are not enough and those users who exactly don’t know how to control their privacy.

Using Facebook for log time causes low grades in studies as students give more time and attention to their Facebook. Some students think that using Facebook will not affect their studies and they came to know about the reality when they get their results. Most of the times students keep using Facebook and forget to study even they don’t care about their lunch and dinner. They make friends and chat with them. It is common trend among Facebook users that they make fake accounts and trap others. According to research’s, face book has been considered a great cause in breakups among many relations.

Students forget about their other duties and start giving all the time in pursuing, what will be the next on Facebook by them or their friends. This is really not good for students as they must show more concern to their prior duties, their family and relatives. Access of everything is bad, while using Facebook students should keep in mind the time limit and other works and responsibilities which hold more importance to their life than using Facebook.

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