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TruthVoice
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MinnySnowflake
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Students should use social networking

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Started: 4/21/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TruthVoice

Pro

Now, living in the 21st century...we need a sturdy tech to move with....Students perhaps are the most curious ones who are continuously in search of answers..... about various questions... Let us put it in to perspective...now when students are having a good option of interaction with other students.....why should they not be allowed to use social websites?? .....When they can exchange their ideas and views..which are quite crucial for there mental development.....what's wrong in that.
MinnySnowflake

Con

I can understand where you're coming from, but from my perspective there are some websites that can or will be misleading. If, for instance, a student is researching a paper for history class about a significant event in history and they decide to use Wikipedia. Anyone can use and change the information posted there so then the student conducting the research must now use a different site for their paper. But now the question is, which sites are right and which can be tampered with?
Debate Round No. 1
TruthVoice

Pro

You see... First of all the test of this system is clearly one... Whether or not it is helping the students... Now the point that it can be misleading..... Yes it can be... But the truth is the purpose behind using it..Why it is being used..... And about the change in the content... On the websites there is a process behind it... i reckon...if someone changes the content... It will be cross checked...
MinnySnowflake

Con

Just because it says it has been cross checked doesn't necessarily mean it true. Who's to say that the information provided is even true? Can it be trusted just because it had credentials? And what about the process? Yeah, there's a lot of work that goes into it but how many people actually check to see if its accurate? Comparing different resources tends to get the student mixed up because now they can't even be sure of the fact that what they're reading is even true information.
Debate Round No. 2
TruthVoice

Pro

The answer to your question is... Wikipedia is one of the most authentic sources of information.... And its true that users don't go on checking its authenticity.... But this is what is technology... Mostly the facts on Wikipedia are correct.... With references... And their places of origin.... These websites provide you a wide access to knowledge... And the information with reference is mostly correct....
MinnySnowflake

Con

1. Social media can be a distraction in class

The first concern that comes to mind when using social media in the classroom is how it will be a major distraction to the students during lessons. Students could easily be sidetracked from an assignment and it could be difficult for teachers to tell who is paying attention or not.
2. Improper use of social media in the classroom

Students might take advantage of being able to access social media in the classroom and use it for personal interactions instead of for school related activities. If students are not closely monitored it will be hard to know how if they are using social media properly during class time.
3. Using social media in the classroom can detract from human interaction

If students are encouraged to participate in class discussions through social media websites this could impact their ability to interact in face to face situations. Students still need to learn how to have conversations with people even in this modern technology based world.
4. Cyber bullying on social media websites

Some students have experienced cyber bullying through social media websites. If social media is allowed in schools this could increase cyber bullying where students write hurtful messages targeting other students.
5. Posting inappropriate content on social media websites

One of the reasons social media sites are not allowed in schools is because it is difficult to monitor how students use social media sites. A student may post inappropriate content such as pornography or foul language which would be both distracting and damaging to students.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by TruthVoice 10 months ago
TruthVoice
It is Both...at school and in general
Posted by lyokowarri0r 10 months ago
lyokowarri0r
Is this in school or in general?
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