Internet, Social Media and Students


June 30, 2016 by

Subject:  Internet, Social Media and Students
Usage: Children’s 3 minute Speech, Short Essay, Short paragraph, Points for debates
Mode: Medium, Advanced
Total Sentence- 17 sentences, 363words
Target Age Group- 12-15 Years
Contributed By – Sruthi Sunil Jose
School: Hindu School, Chennai

The world is shrinking, its boundaries are slowly becoming invisible, and the people are better connected than ever. One major factor which significantly contributed to this phenomenon is the Internet and Social Media. Like it or hate it, we, students are also part of it. This new world has been attracting the youth, especially students, primarily because of one factor- Unlimited freedom. News pouring in from all the corners, friends from all over the world, instant entertainment videos, pictures, Movies , it’s a free flow of information and knowledge, all at  the touch of a button. As users of Internet and social media, it is very important that we realize the pros and cons of this new tool. The most important part in a student’s life is to study, learn good habits, gain knowledge to become a strong individual and help your society. Internet and Social Media will definitely help students in gaining knowledge and exploring our passion thereby helping to develop our creativity. We can use online teaching tools from experts around the world to understand the fundamental concepts better. Various home based experiments and projects ideas are available online as shared resources. Social media also helps to get recognition and appreciations to our ideas and creativity. A good ‘drawing’ or a speech video posted in Facebook will immediately gather ‘Likes’ all over the world bringing instant joy and satisfaction. We can also explore about various academic courses, conducted across the world and plan our career in advance. However recent studies have raised red flags about the effects of internet and social media on students, primarily because of its addictive nature. Over usage of Social media can inculcates bad habits, create identity crisis and can even affect social behavior of students. Studies found that over use of social media by students can negatively affect the physical playing time of kids, reduce interactions with parents and family members and silently encourages an introvert nature. It’s beyond doubt that the usage of social media should be balanced and regulated among students. However, the most effective regulation can happen  if we, as students develop an understanding about the negative aspects Internet and Social Media.


For speeches please add a formal introduction and conclusion part. For debates, you may use the below points, expand and prepare your points.

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