Is facebook a danger to education?

Davao, Philippines
March 7, 2012 3:47am CST
I am one of those that happen to use facebook only for educational use. My classmates have created groups in FB where one can be updated on assignments, announcements, projects and schedules and other things. For an irregular student, this is both a necessity and a program that makes my work easier. When our school banned such social network, it has become a bit difficult to get updated. Does facebook really make a student stupid? For me, I don't think so. In my opinion, facebook is a technology neutral from what others call "positive" or "negative" contributor to certain matters such as a human's IQ--just like any power or ability bestowed upon the human race. For me, it depeneds upon the user how to use the power or gift he/she has. "A power is neither good or bad." It's the user that determines it.
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@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
9 Mar 12
most of children in my country prefer playing facebook game than study. so, i think it was dangerous for education.
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• Davao, Philippines
10 Mar 12
That really is a sad thing. But I'd rather let this kids realize for themselves that they are endangering themselves by not using a technology well than let the adults protect them from this and making the situation worse where those kids will find ways get a hold on FB... In a way, what I am trying to say is letting them practice the values of responsibility, self-control, and self-discipline--the values one will realize and learn for all their life and never forget--life's lessons.
@arjunm (439)
• India
7 Mar 12
Yes, i think Facebook is a danger. Some times i tried a lot to dedicated myself into education but i cant..
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• Davao, Philippines
8 Mar 12
Seems to me you are currently addicted to facebook. Good luck in getting yourself out of it. Stay in MyLot and earn more instead of facebooking and earning none.
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Facebook is not dangerous to education. In fact, if used properly, we can learn a lot and even share our knowledge. The crucial thing is just to screen out which is info is a fact and which is not. It's through sharing of information posted in the walls are sure big time contributors to education. You are absolutely correct, it all depends on the user.
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• Davao, Philippines
8 Mar 12
I agree with you. One just have to exercise self-discipline and responsibility in determining what is information and what is junk.
@Zh_Kosta (49)
• Bulgaria
7 Mar 12
YOu may create a facebook profile for the good, as you said for educational use, but soon after that it may turns to a problem. A lot of people are spending too much time watching other people's lives. That is why there is a new term - facebook-addicted. Also facebook's games are big problem for all students. When you start ones, it is hard to stop and your grades soon or later will suffer.
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• Davao, Philippines
8 Mar 12
Is that so? That doesn't seem to be happening to me. Maybe once I got addicted to the games...but my grades never did suffer. I don't think such theory is applicable to me after a certain period of time passes.
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
I agree with you completely, it really depends on the person or user. My daughter also is a student and they use the facebook in their schoolworks. According to her, they don't have to go out to discuss face to face for their reports or school projects. Instead they just see each other on facebook and discuss or post their contributions to their report. It is safer even if they stay late at night because they are inside their homes. Technology has advantages and disadvantages but it is really up to you on how to make use of that technology to your advantage.
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@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
all I can say is it only depends on how we really use Facebook, if it is for education, communication, etc. it doesn't matter as long as we know that it can make our work easier and help make our life better
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 12
Hi Rose! Even if I am not into facebook at that much but it does mean that I hate it. I believe that it has pros and cons and I agree that it depends on individual on how they use the technology. it is so sad that all of you will be no longer share things about your studies. It could be a good help for students. I hope your school/college do have your own portal so you can share things with your classmates through it. Back to my school years, we do have our own portals and we discuss things like projects and assignments through the medium and it was such a great help to us. Mostly people just see facebook as entertainment and social medium. That is why they are sceptical about it.
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• India
8 Mar 12
facebook is social networking site generally all things having advantage and disadvantage so it's depend on your thinking you motivated itself in good & bad direction so we can't justify that is so dangerous i think it is better to communicate with peoples and it's way to spreading information and talent.....
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@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Good day SinfulRose, I don't find any reason at all why a lot of people are saying and claiming that Facebook is danger and influencing bad to students. As the many people are claiming, due to this social networking sites, a lot of teenagers and young ones are being harass. Well, as for me, it depends on the person having an account on Facebook. If he/she allows the harassment then it will really happen. But if the person who is having and maintaining an account on this site will maintain the proper security measures then the account will not be misuse by many. In that topic that you have raise, perhaps your school administration take into consideration the general issues being tapped and consider that as one of the main reason why they have banned the use of that site. And this banned issue will just lift up if a group of people will do the right and proper explanation. That the Facebook account was created merely to update and inform students about what is going on to the school activities such as Announcement, Projects, Assignments being given and Other things that involves regarding school matters. With these act, perhaps, the school administration will somehow think the good side of this social networking site. Thus they will somehow realize that Facebook is somehow advantageous to students.
@beenice2 (2283)
• Canada
7 Mar 12
It always depend on how you use what is at your fingertips. You don't want to abuse of the system. Facebook is a good tool if you use it well. If you are on it all day than yes you are going to fry your brain.
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• India
7 Mar 12
All things in the World have the two faces Good and Bad. Anythink more then enough is always Bad. We need to take Goods from all try to avoid such Bad Things. Facebook is also the Same it's have Good and Bad. It's depends upon way we handled it..
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@jeetking (190)
7 Mar 12
I do not think so that Facebook is danger to health,as its a social networking site it does not come in help to education.
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• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Every social networking site including facebook aren't bad. As you said, it depends on the user. Needless to say, we can either make it useful or abuse it. Sadly, these days people often abuse their freedom of speech by writing negative rather than positive. Using the site to vent their insecurities and anger, rather than being informative or intellectual. It's okay to express what you feel through these sites. That's one way to do it, but we have to remember that, there's a thin line between giving opinions and ratting out someone. In the end...it's s always about being RESPONSIBLE and being RESPECTFUL.
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
7 Mar 12
i think facebook is just a communication tools, it depends on how people use it. To many young people, facebook and some other tools are good tool for them sharing information and get help from other people. Though they may spend much time on chatting, it is their way to lead a life and make use of facebook. I do not think it will make people stupid. Here many people think facebook is dangerous for it can help people how whatever they want to know.
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• India
7 Mar 12
it depend upon use
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• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Facebook has been created to provide a social network where you can connect to your family, friends, and many acquaintances. I think that is the purpose of Facebook. The rest of it only depends on how you use it. It is a matter of responsibility and discipline.
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@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
7 Mar 12
Facebook can be compare to a knife, that a knife can be used for bad or good. A knife can illegally kill an animal for nothing or a knife can legally kill an animal for food to consume. If we can't blame a piece of knife, then same as to Facebook as either a knife or Facebook will only activate or put to action if there is a user who operates it. And if Facebook is a danger to education, there is always an opposite to a question.
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@zaahro (749)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 12
Hello SinfulRose... I could not more agree with you, it depends on the users how they take the advantages from Facebook. For some people facebook is a tool for their business and for others it is just for fun. Most of them use it just for fun that's why people see Facebook as a negative thing.
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@Cranos (274)
• Belgium
7 Mar 12
IMO the "facebook addicted" people would've found another addiction to keep them from their work. Banning it won't do any good either. And I agree with you. With the current group tasks and homework we have, facebook has become almost a necessity if we don't want to spend nights at college. Now we can quickly update our team mates, swap ideas and get results. It's a lot less time consuming than the alternative.
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@alberello (4756)
• Italy
7 Mar 12
I quite agree with you. Facebook has a great potential put at our disposal. The fact that can lead to several problems, as is the result of such an instrument is used. So like everything Facebook! Do not hide the fact that some people have had problems with this social-network, but they probably have fallen into the trap of improper use of the resource. I personally am not very active on FB, I will only respond if I am questioned, but most of the time there spent playing the browser game made there available. To conclude anything can bring advantages, disadvantages and even dangers, and above all those who depend on how it is used. This is my opinion on the subject.
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