As an adolescent, I see many children get out their phones in the middle of class and it bothers the teacher. People that are more focused to social media than their education are less willing to learn. Some people only come to school because they have to. Whenever there is no school, people stay indoors and go on social media, drastically reducing the amount of exercise and face-to-face conversations with other people.
A school should not allow social networking site usage on school premises. Cyberbullying has become a real threat to school-aged children, and schools should not encourage this behavior by allowing it to happen even during school hours. Instead, students should be encouraged to interact with one another and teachers through face-to-face contact, learning important socializing skills. Teachers will also be more able to monitor interactions if students are required to speak (rather than being allowed to use social networking sites) during school hours. This can potentially cut down on bullying.
LOLOLOL. You cannot block social media from kids. There is way too many sites to be able to block all of them. And smart people can easily bypass filtering with vpn software. Face it teachers and parents and principals and technical departments, you cannot beat us in the wireless battle.
It's not a school's place to censor the internet for its students-- the internet is representative of the world we live in, and students should learn how to navigate that world, not be sheltered from it. Social networking may contribute to psychological problems in youth by intensifying social pressures, but students must learn how to cope with those pressures, since social networking is not something that will disappear as they age and join the workforce.