Nazareno, Rae Ann P.
II- 17 BSE English
Social media serves as a bridge among nations. Almost everybody, especially teenagers, use this for communication, for entertainment, and for academic purposes. Too much social media greatly affects perceptions on the following: academic works, interpersonal relationship, and sensitivity to violence.
Social media has made studying more convenient. Students nowadays are fond of using Google, Yahoo and other search engines in doing their school works. It is beneficial in a way that they don’t have to search on big dusty shelves of the library just to find good books for their home works or projects. With the help of internet, they can gather all the necessary information they need in their works. Although, this doesn’t mean that they really understood whatever they took from the internet. Unlike if they consult a book, they will surely read to get what they need. This is the most problem of students. Their study habits are being altered because of too much social media.
Teenagers are fond of meeting new people and gaining new friends. Normally, before two persons become friends, they must first know deeper aside from their basic information. They have to build trust and companionship. But nowadays, friendship has another connotation especially to teenagers. This change was caused by being so much hooked in social media sites. Facebook, one of the most popular media site, is the main contributor to this change. In here, they can have as many friends as they want. With just one click, “you are now friends” with a stranger. They communicate to somebody they don’t know personally. They exchange comments, posts and statuses; and it’s their basis of friendship. Knowing teenagers, adventurous and curious to everything, they didn’t mid the danger they may get in this kind of “friendship”. They give personal information to people they meet in social media. This leads to the heart-breaking effect of too...