Impact of social networks on student academic performance
Keywords:academic performance, misuse of the internet, social networks, students, teaching-learning
A theoretical study on the impact of social networks on adolescents and their inappropriate use is presented. The objective is to determine its impact on academic performance in the students of the "Rocafuerte" educational unit. An exploratory type of investigation was carried out, with a qualitative-quantitative approach, using scientific, analytical, and synthetic methods. 78 third-year students of the Unified General Baccalaureate were selected. It was obtained as a result, that students spend between 5 and 6 hours surfing the Internet, especially in social networks, all this for entertainment purposes, leaving aside their academic tasks, few use it in the teaching-learning process affecting academic performance, impacting on his life, in all areas, thus becoming a person dependent on this tool; Also, there is a certain dependence on electronic devices, neglecting their daily activities, their studies, often generating isolation with the people around them. The use of social networks as a tool in the educational field, with supervision, could give good results.
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