I believe that parents and schools shouldn’t let students sign-up for and/or use social media as a tool in their education. It’s a distraction, has health risks, and it’s also risking cyber bullying to take place.
Social media in school would be a colossal distraction for not only the students but the staff as well. Everyone would be tempted to update their status, and post non-educational things, also posting inappropriate things. As well as it being a distraction it is also a big health risk. Daily overuse of media and technology has a negative effect on the health of all children, preteens and teenagers by making them more prone to anxiety, depression, and other psychological disorders, as well as by making them more susceptible to future health problems.
Cyber bullying is rampant on social networks, and it is something teachers need to be aware of. Social media projects may not be confined to a classroom — and if this is the case, teachers (and potentially parents) need to monitor student activity for any signs of bullying.
Some people think social media should be allowed in classes, with reasons, but they don’t really think about the consequences. The risk of cyber bullied while in class is high, when students are allowed access to their Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, ect. It’s also a huge distraction always wanting to update your status. It will be a huge health risk letting students use social media in school; they would be communicating through the computer or phone screen instead of face to face.