Academic performance means the level of achievement of students in their studies.
Social media include Facebook, Linked In, twitter, web 2.0 and many more.
With the world developping rapidly, we have enterred the information age, more and more media instruments are being introduced to us, and we become relying on them much more than before. It is not surprise that most of families have bought television to their homes, it is also not surprise that many people like watching televeision every day and they are interested in the television programs.
The number of people who like watching television is expanding to every age: children, youngers, the wrinkly and the old.
But that’s only a small amount of such kind, most movies are fit to the students.
Movie reflects the life, it can show different culture of different country, that’s why we English learner often see English movies, that is the same with other language learners.In another side, don’t think we get nothing from movies, if that is true, our foreign teachers are teaching us in a wrong way.Some people say that young students like watching movies which contain violence and eroticism, it is great harmful to theri mental health.While there are others who are against the use of social media by students as they are of the view that social media wastes the time of students and thus effects their academic performance.The purpose of this research is to investigate about how social media affects the students’ academic performance.Thus, this research tries to find whether using these social media affect the students’ scores in their studies or not and in what way do these affect the performance.The role of social media in education and its effects on students’ performance has multiple dimensions.Effects of social media in education has been discussed and debated by educational researchers and social media researchers since the start of these platforms.Students have been more and more involved in using social media with the passage of time.If you watch a news program, you can receive the lattest news around the world, you can get the news in which you are interested most and expand your view to the world development, also what you have watched can become a part of your knowledge that is prepared for communicating with others.If you wacth a science program, you can get known about the science development, what reserch we have finished and what we are still reserching for, watching science program help arouse the students’ interests in studying, they will work hard and wish to know more as long as they have motivation in their studies.