A Speech on Social Media by Shin Young, River Valley High School
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Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Whatsapp. If I tell you that you are banned from using such social media apps in school– how would you react? Good afternoon classmates. I believe that most of you will object to this ban. Personally, I am a strong believer that social media is a fantastic way get people to express themselves. However, in school, I think that students should be banned from using social media.
Firstly, I believe that social media is a great distraction to students in school. A social media survey was done with a thousand British teenagers aged between 13 and 17. Do you think UK students are any different from us? Results showed that 52% of them use Facebook to communicate during lessons for up to an hour in every ten that they spend in school. This shows that students will use social media to escape from boring and uninteresting lessons when they get the chance to. Hence, social media networks do not do any good to students during lesson time.
Secondly, social media will also distract students from human interaction. Think of the situation in our school canteen. What do you do while you eat as you sit with your group of friends? I see students using their phones; no one talks as they sit facing each other. Instead of chatting about the lessons they had or are going to have, they are just liking photos, retweeting tweets or updating their status. School is a place where students learn new things but more importantly, learn to interact with other human beings. If social media networks are not banned in school, students will lack human interaction and not develop social skills.
So, what do you think? Would you still object to banning social media in schools? Would you allow it to distract you during lessons? Would you let it a stand between you and your friends? I hope you’ll agree with me. Thank you for listening!