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According to Abhishek Karadkar, The most important things in a students life are studying, learning
good habits and gaining knowledge to become a person with moral character. But today, as we see in
various studies, this optimal learning process is seriously jeopardized by students becoming entrapped
by the ploys of social networking. Students neglect their studies by spending time on social networking
websites rather than studying or interacting with people in person. Actively and frequently participating
in social networking can negatively affect their grades or hamper their journeys to their future careers.

According to Hay (2015) the more time spent on social networking sites, the less they may be good for
students social lives, in the way that it may cause them to be more illiterate; short forms, and even the
limited amount of characters one is allowed to type on certain statuses, dont help expand the writing
portion of a students mind resulting in lower grade averages and less time spent on studies. However,
the positive is also that an interactive world full of ideas and insight and opinions can act as an aid for
school work in the sense that students have a wide range of peoples information, knowledge, and
experience to learn from and to report on.

Social networking sites although has been recognized as an important resource for

education today, studies however shows that students use social networking sites such as

Facebook for fun, to kill time, to meet existing friends or to make new ones (Ellison,

Steinfield, and Lampe 2007).

Although it has been put forward that students spends much

time on participating in social networking activities, with many students blaming the

various social networking sites for their steady decrease in grade point averages (Kimberly,

Jeong and Lee, 2009),

Wiley and Sisson (2006) argued that the previous studies

have found that more than 90% of tertiary school students use social networks

In the same way Ellison et al (2007) stated that the students use social networking websites

approximately 30 minutes throughout the day as a part of their daily routine life.