Parents worried by social media effects on kids

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BY Ezekiel Talatau

INFLUENCE of social media on students is becoming an increasing worry for parents in the country.

Speaking to Island Sun, a concerned parent who wises anonymity, said she has witnessed her daughter’s academic grades drop as interest in social media grew and she spent most of her time on social media.

Another parent comments that social media affects students’ traditional lifestyle, along with their academic performances.

It is estimated about 20 percent of students using social media are connected with their school and activities, 25 percent show a sign of depression and status updates; 96 percent of students giving up of using Social media have a high grade.

Facebook platform creates a significant connection for students to share ideas and do research and to connect people and family all over the world.

“Currently, there is no assessment been done on students using social media in Solomon Islands, but monitoring them through their activities is one way to investigate,” said a concerned parent.

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