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Students urged to reduce use of social media

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Social Media is a newly found addiction that students are urged to resist.

Publisher of Realnews Magazine Online, Maureen Chigbo has advised medical students to focus on their studies and limit their time on Social Media in order to perform well academically. This is because social media can be a major distraction from studying and can also lead to students feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information that is available. Additionally, students should be aware of the potential for negative consequences of overusing social media, such as decreased productivity, sleep disturbances, and anxiety.

At a recent symposium on “Social Media in Medical Training and Profession,” Chigbo, who is also the President of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers, addressed the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NIMSA) to stress the urgency in resisting social media. Chigbo stated that social media can have a negative impact on medical students and professionals, as it can lead to distraction, procrastination, and a general deterioration of focus. She urged the students to be mindful of the time they spend on social media, and to use it in a way that will not adversely affect their studies or their future careers.

Social media can have such a negative impact on academic performance.

It is well-documented that spending too much time on social media can have negative consequences for academic performance. In fact, several studies have shown that students who spend up to three hours on social media each day are more likely to experience lower grades and overall poorer academic performance. One of the reasons why social media can have such a negative impact on academic performance is that it can be very distracting. When students are spending time on social media, they are not focusing on their studies and they are not able to retain information as effectively.

When it comes to the impact of social media on academic performance, there are a few key points to consider. For one, social media can lead to students feeling overwhelmed and stressed, which can in turn impact their ability to concentrate and perform well in school. Additionally, social media can be a major distraction, pulling students away from their studies and preventing them from fully engaging in the learning process. Finally, social media can also be a breeding ground for cyberbullying and other forms of online harassment, which can further damage a student’s academic performance and sense of well-being.

Mobile devices have made it easier for people to access social media.

The findings of a 2020 study showed that 41 percent of students use social media for up to three hours each day. This indicates that a significant portion of the student population is spending a considerable amount of time on social media platforms. The study also found that the average student spends around four to six hours each day on social media. This is a significant increase from the five hours that was reported in a similar study conducted in 2019. The rise in social media usage among students can be attributed to a number of factors. First, the proliferation of mobile devices has made it easier for people to access social media platforms at any time and from anywhere. Second, the increase in social media usage by adults has likely influenced the behavior of young people.

It is no secret that social media has taken over the lives of people all over the world. What may be surprising, however, is the extent to which social media is now being used by students for academic purposes. A recent study has found that WhatsApp and YouTube are the two most commonly used social media applications by students, with 92 percent and 97 percent of respondents using them, respectively. The study also found that social media is being used extensively for academic purposes, with 73 percent of respondents using it to read health-related news, 75 percent using it to complete assignments, and more than 50 percent using it for seminar preparations. This is a significant change from even a few years ago

Important to remember that social media is not an accurate representation.

Mental Health issues such as anxiety, depression, and loneliness have all been linked to social media usage. This is likely due to the fact that social media can create a sense of comparison and inadequacy. When we are constantly presented with the “highlight reel” of other people’s lives, it’s easy to feel like we don’t measure up. It’s important to remember that social media is not an accurate representation of real life. People tend to only share the positive aspects of their lives, and downplay or omit the negative. This can create a false sense of reality, and lead people to believe that everyone else’s life is perfect except for their own.


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