Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 17, Pages: 1-5
Sumera Irum1*, Tarique Bhatti1, Noor Mohammad2 and Muhammad Dilshad3
1Continuing and Computer Education (DC and CE) Faculty of Education, University of Sindh, Pakistan; [email protected], [email protected]
2Faculty of Education, Lasbela University, Pakistan; [email protected]
3Govt. Degree College Pratabad, Hyderabad, Pakistan; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Continuing and Computer Education (DC and CE) Faculty of Education, University of Sindh, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected]
Objective: Facebook and other Social networking platforms provided opportunities for students to become technologically sufficient and efficient on one side. Methods/Findings: However, on the other side, there are some negative effects of social networking sites like wastage of precious time by students in reading Facebook posts or chatting with online friends, study distraction, avoiding homework and perpetration before the exams. The descriptive survey type research method was used to conduct the study. The students were selected from B.Ed. (Hons) Elementary Program, Faculty of Education, and University of Sindh and from Department of Education, University of Karachi. (300) students selected randomly to participate in the study. Close ended questionnaire was designed through the help of literature. The majority of respondents agreed that Facebook provides many benefits to students like to get new information, entertainment, killing leisure time, socialization, meeting new friends, surfing, and updating status etc... Application: Facebook had also negative impact of students’ lifestyle, playing and physical activities, social norms and ethics, in the end, it is recommended that Facebook should be used purely for educational and communication purposes, and parents should remain aware about the Facebook account of their children.
Keywords: Adoption, Facebook, Influence, Students, Teachers, University, Utilization
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