It gadgets and social medias play a vital role in all fields especially in the educational field. It gadgets and social medias are very important for everyone especially to students at higher learning institution to improve their skills and knowledge. Most students rely on social media for entertainment, news, advertisements and so on. The use of social media has transformed the society into a global village where people can interact freely anytime they want. It gadget and social media has become a part and parcel of everyone’s life. Social media is defined as a relationship that exist between network and people. Examples of social media are “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “Instagram”, “Snapchat”, “Whatsapp” and “Telegram”. It gadgets and social medias are the most preferable medium for expressing feelings, thoughts and talents as we could obtain respond immediately from people all over the world. Technology can be objectively said as a vital part of today’s student’s success equation. It is obvious that more and more people are going to grasp the benefit of technology by the way of its development. It gadgets and social media application makes the world as a great place to live. It gadgets also make students at higher learning institution to have a calm and good life while pursuing their studies. It gadgets and social medias has several advantages such as easy access of data, interaction and so on. Most people focus on the benefits of social media towards students at higher learning institutes without considering its drawbacks. However, on the other hand, it has various disadvantages towards students at higher learning institution such as lack of privacy, theft, lack of sleep, lack of concentration on studies and exams and so on. Just like anything which can be used for both good and bad, social media and it gadgets have provided the positive and negative ways for students at higher learning institutes. We should acknowledge both advantages and disadvantages of it gadget and social media because they can aid take the essential steps to enjoy the social media and be on the safe side of the negative impacts of the social media towards everyone and especially students at higher learning institutions.
The first advantage of it gadget and social media application towards students at higher learning institution is in the field of education. This is because it is easy to educate from others who are experts and professionals through social media. Students do not need to find a personal tutor because they can learn via online tutorials. Students can follow anyone to learn from them and enhance their knowledge about any field. This also can be done without paying for it. Students can save their money and also time by learning via it gadget and social media application. It is also proved that videos, images and other graphic lessons make students to give more interest in the education field. Students at higher learning institution can also finish their assignments easily with the aid of it gadgets such as computers, laptops and smartphones. This it gadgets help the students to work efficiently and speed up their work. A student can complete their lengthy dissertation writing tasks in less time period. Beside this, it gadget and social media application enhance communication among students. Students can do group discussions via E-mail and Whatsapp group anytime they want. Students from anywhere can connect with their friends regardless of their locations and share their thoughts. Hence, it is also proved that another advantage of the social media application and it gadget is connectivity. Students can get help in term of money or advice from the community they are connected with.
The next advantage of it gadget and social media application towards students at higher learning institution is that students update themselves from the latest happenings around the world. Most of the time television and print media these days are biased and do not convey the true message. Students can get the true facts and information by doing some research. Some students at higher learning institution will work part-time while studying to increase their financial life. Some students will have offline business or online business. With the aid of it gadget and social media application, they can promote their business to the largest audience. As an example, they can promote their business in Facebook and Instagram. The whole world is open for them. This makes the business profitable and less expensive, because most of the expenses made over a business are for advertising and promotion. These can be decreased by constantly and regularly involving on the social media to connect with the right audience. Moreover, social media application and it gadgets can be used for the noble causes. Students at higher learning institution will join in some clubs such as rotaract club, toastmasters and other social clubs. Students can promote social welfare activities and donations for the needy people. Students are using social media for donation for needy people and it can be a quick way to help such people. Finally, social media and it gadget create awareness and innovate the way students at higher learning institution live. Students discover new and innovative stuffs that can enhance their personal lives through social media application.
On the other hand there are disadvantages too for students at higher learning institution when they use it gadget and social media. The first disadvantage is addiction. Addiction to it gadgets and social media can disturb personal lives of students. Most student get addicted to gaming, texting and talking on phone or online. This will also waste student’s time that could be used for do productive tasks and activities. It causes health problems too especially eye problems. It gadgets and social media application will also encourages a sedentary lifestyle to students and may lead to poor posture and weight gain. This will lead to obesity, neck pain and hand pain. The next disadvantage of it gadget and social media application towards students at higher learning application is lack of interest in studies. Now everything is dependent on the students themselves whether they develop poor education habits and laziness or learn useful things or knowledge available. It makes students forgetting their basic learning and knowledge. This is because students fully based on the usage of social media and it gadgets instead of books or assist from their lecturers. Students will fail in examinations because of the longer usage of it gadgets and social media. Students at higher learning institution will pay less attention in class especially in morning classes because they us it gadgets and social media late at night. The artificial blue light emitted by electronic devices suppresses the release of the sleep inducing hormone melatonin, which delays the body’s internal clock and makes falling asleep more difficult.
Moreover, cyberbullying is another disadvantage of it gadgets and social media application towards students at higher learning institution. Fake account can be created by anyone and anything can be done without being traced. This becomes easy for anyone to bully on the internet. Threat, intimidation messages can be sent to create discomfort and chaos on the society. Students who get cyberbullied will get scared and take improper actions such as suicide. Hacking is another disadvantage of it gadgets and social media application towards students. Personal data and privacy can easily be hacked and shared on the internet. This can make loss to personal life of students. Some people hacks the assignments and online tasks of other students. This makes the affected students to get depressed and sometimes leads to suicide cases. Most hackers nowadays hack Facebook and Twitter accounts of students and post improper materials which affects the student’s personal life. Social media can easily ruin student’s reputation in this modern world. This can be done by creating false story and spreading across the social media. Beside this, students at higher learning institution using it gadgets and social media to propose and marry each other. However, after some time they turn to be wrong in their decision. This is because they will show fake feelings and incorrect information. Finally, it gadgets and social media causes death. This happens not because just using it, but following the stunts and crazy stuffs that are shared on it gadgets and social media. For example, people jumping over the trains, car drivers doing unnecessary stunts and other life threatening stuffs. These types of stunts are usually performed by students at higher learning institution just to try becoming famous over the social media. They always forget that it can lead to death if any accidents occurs.
In conclusion, there are both advantages and disadvantages to students by it gadgets and social media application. Students at higher learning institution should think wisely and use it gadgets and social media properly. They must be enjoy the safe usage of it gadgets and social media rather than worrying about them. When students use it gadgets and social media for the good use they will succeed in their life and can achieve their goals easily in their education field and also in other fields. Parents and lecturers should give good guide about this to students at higher learning institution. Students must also give good guide to their own children in future about the safe usage of it gadgets and social media application.