Social Media Censorship

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Some students post highly inappropriate content such as pornography on social media. This has defeated the entire purpose of the medium altogether. Social media is very effective for students to make friends and advance their education; however, there are numerous disadvantages as well. The true challenge lies in addressing these issues and ensuring that the benefits can create the necessary impact. The perspective from the research completed by
Chou et al. (2009) states that in some cases students are aware of the possibility of some tutors developing false internet accounts for the purpose of spying on them. This might be highly beneficial for the faculty of the school; however, this could violate the students’ privacy. It becomes the responsibility
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If the online persona of the student was not considered, the website might be a conducive forum; however, persons now need to cautious of hackers who may want to destroy their social lives or academic professions. Many students spend significant amounts of their time selecting appealing photos of them for the purpose of uploading them to their social media accounts. Yet someone’s profile picture posted in social media site such as Facebook often fails to reflect the true identity of the person on a daily basis. There is some element of value in staying true to who you are. However, it has become unfortunate that numerous people portray themselves falsely for the sole purpose of feeling popular among their peers (Asur & Huberman, 2010). Social media sites have decreased the productivity of many students since they spend the better part of their study hours checking these sites. Rather than finish their assignments, they spend most of their time posting messages on Facebook and tweeting. Consequently, there is bound to be a reduction in the focus of attention of students especially when they are chatting and studying at the same time while trying to get involved in activities on these sites. This has caused a strong drop in their academic performance (Fischer, & Reuber, …show more content…
There is also the issue of risk aversion. Social media engagement has supported a culture of avoidance and procrastination since it operates in direct opposition to the concept that students must take risks and fail in their academics for the sole purpose of becoming successful innovators. Social media also promotes some element of intellectual and social shallowness that may have long-term adverse consequences for many learners (O 'Keeffe & Clarke-Pearson 2011). Twitter, text messaging and other social network instruments focus on brief and quick interactions that do not promote either an element of deep social engagement or the prospect of intellectual exploration. This is because on Twitter only one hundred and forty characters are allowed. The option of digging deeper may be present; however, most students do not pursue the many alternative avenues of expressing themselves because they view it as a waste of time (Gladwell,

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