internet has undergone rapid development with significant impact on social life
and on models of communication. Social media refers to the means of
interactions among people in which they create, share, exchange information,
ideas in virtual communities and networks. Students’ academic performance is
affected by a large number of factors the impact of social media on the
performance of student is the most important than any factor.
Social networking sites are now
being investigated by numerous social science researchers and an increasing
number of academic commentators are becoming more and more interested in
studying Facebook, Twitter and other social networking services, because of
their probable impact on academic performance.
improved usage of websites has become a worldwide phenomenon for quite
sometimes. When began out as being hobby for several computer literate people
has converted to a social norm and existence style for individuals around the
globe (Rowlands et al,2008). According to Das B and Sahoo Js(2010). Social media is the rage today, and bully on you if you
can’t deal with it.. According to (Harini Santhosh, Jan.9,2017). The vastness
of social media ensures that there is no control on the scope of information.
Such situations can lead to children bumping into obscene, harmful or graphic
websites that may affect their thinking process. According to (Harini Santhosh,
Jan.9,2017). Facebook users often time experience poor performance
academically. Social media is negatively associated with academic performance
of student and is a lot more momentous than its advantages. Subraman,R(2010)
pointed out that addicted users prefer using internet setting back their
personal and professional responsibilities which ultimately leads to poor
In a survey conducted by
Global Security Company Kapersky Lab, there are 16,750 respondents worldwide
including 1,00 respondents from Philippines, revealed in the result of the
latest study indicated that social media now leaves many people feeling
negative and spending countless hours on the social sites can divert the focus
and attention from a particular task. It lowers the motivational level of the
people especially of the teenagers and students. They mainly rely on technology
and the internet instead of learning the practical knowledge and expertise of
everyday life. According to Karen(2010). Public spending too much time on social
media have lower academic grades.
The University of Cebu
Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue is known for its production of excellent maritime
seafarers. SHS Maritime Students’ academic performance can be affected by the
impact of Social Media addition because of its popularity and usage.