SOCIAL MEDIA AND KIDS

Written by Tolulope. Posted in Uncategorised.

Social networking sites play an important role in the lives of many young people. Over 60% of 13-17 year olds have at least one profile on a social networking site, many spending an average of 5 hours per day on social networking sites.

Social networking sites can present prospects to youth who participate with them but like any activity there are also associated risks and it is important for parents to help their children use these sites wisely.

                        ADVANTAGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO KIDS

  • Through social media, children tend to develop new contacts with peers with similar interest and also stay connected to their friends.
  • Social media helps kids share their content of self-expression; it helps them share their works with an audience all over the world such as views, artworks, music etc.
  • It also helps children develop and express their individual identity.
  • Social media helps prevent solitude in children; studies have shown that teens nowadays feel less lonely because social media helps create a sense of belonging.
  • Kids always find support on social media, virtually everyone has a problem that has been experienced by someone else, there are known cases that forums online has talked teens out of the decision to commit suicide, social media can strengthen a disregarded kid

                             DISADVANTAGES OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO KIDS

  • This issue of hate speech is more likely to occur with kids who belong to the minorities and societies that are discriminated against. In online communications, individuals with unidentified characters may easily indulge in the hate speech or disrespectful behaviour. While during a personal interaction an individual may think again before passing such comment.
  • Cyber bullying transpires when a person makes use of sites like Facebook to take on a bullying behaviour towards somebody during a conversation or sends menacing messages.
  • Children often do not understand or fully read the privacy settings of their social media accounts; they don’t know the dangers of disclosing personal information online. Some of these kids may eventually be victims of identity theft.
  • Some kids may judge their success by the number of friends they have on Facebook or if they are included in some specific group of people, this can make some children suffer from low self-esteem or confidence and other emotional implications.

                TIPS TO ENSURE CHILD SAFETY ON SOCIAL NETWORK

  • Privacy settings: check that your privacy settings for the internet and other social media are set to the strictest levels. Depending on which browser you are using, you can adjust the settings directly from the options tab and adjust levels around cookies, third party sites and more. Make an alternate profile and check how effective those privacy settings are.
  • Installing security software is also a good idea. this way, you can prevent your child from accidentally accessing links that have been classified as adult content, they are general software suites you can purchase to monitor your child’s internet usage; many even enable you to view the exact keys that were typed, time spent online and all computer activity in popular programs
  • Make sure you and your child discuss online interactions regularly. Keeping an open relationship is always a good idea, as your child will inform you if he plans to meet anybody he met online, or if somebody said something inappropriate to him. You don’t need to be a super investigative and spy on your kid’s every online move, but it is important to be aware of the kinds of sites he is frequenting and the people he is associating with.
  • Regulate the amount of time your child spends online. It is possible that he may get addicted to social networking and adopt negative traits. Also in an ideal world, your child would never post a photo of herself online, but that might not be entirely realistic. If she wants to share photos with her friends via email or a social networking site, be sure you know exactly which pictures are being posted.
  • Teach kids about an online reputation: many kids don’t seem to understand the longevity of the online world. Make sure to stress to your kids what a digital mark is and the impact inappropriate messages or images could have if a future college administrator or employer were to stumble upon them.

Effective Study Skills

Written by Nnenna Ezema. Posted in Uncategorised.

The most common barrier to academic success encountered by students is lack of effective techniques for study and exam preparation. Studying effectively is not a matter of chance. It takes a combination of skills such as organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation to achieve academic success.

Being Inspired

Written by Nnenna Ezema. Posted in Uncategorised.

Passion

Being Inspired

I came across this picture yesterday on twitter and immediately so many thoughts rushed to my head.

At first, I felt pity for the poor girl who goes to school and comes back in the evening to hawk.

Reviews and Comments

Written by Nnenna Ezema. Posted in Uncategorised.

Reviews and Comments

Reviews and Comments sections are the most interesting part of Schoolsearch.com.ng. The Reviews and Comments Section is the interactive section of Schoolsearch.com.ng where people share their experience about a school they have attended or attending with others. This section has the vital and hidden information about schools hence; it is a-must-read section for everyone searching for school.

Introducing Schoolsearch.com.ng

Written by Nnenna Ezema. Posted in Uncategorised.

Schoolsearch.com.ng is an independent and reliable source of information about educational and vocational institutions in Nigeria. We have the largest database of registered schools in Nigeria. It is a free service that lets you read Reviews and Comments about Nigerian schools- a necessary step towards making that important decision. No registration or login required.

 

Features of School Search

Written by Nnenna Ezema. Posted in Uncategorised.

SchoolSearch.com.ng lists educational and vocational establishments near you or anywhere in Nigeria. You can add your school(if it's not in the list), access ratings and reviews about schools. You can rate schools and also leave comments about them to help others with their search. 

 

Affordable study abroad destinations for Nigerians

Written by Admin2. Posted in Uncategorised.

Does studying abroad sound fabulous but expensive?

Today, many Nigerians who wish to study overseas are discouraged by high tuition fees and the uncertainty of getting a study visa to their choice study abroad destination. In this article we reveal to you alternative and popular study abroad destinations in Europe where you are guaranteed quality education at an affordable cost.

Studying abroad offers a lot of possibilities. It builds the foundation for a great career; it also helps you develop a whole new perception to life while exposing you to opportunities. We all know that choosing the right educational institution can be a daunting task which often entails considering your budget for the duration of your study. Many Nigerian students choose to study abroad in Europe for several reasons: the living cost in most Eastern European cities is much lower than in Western European cities. Studying in Europe can be affordable and pocket friendly without you needing to compromise on the quality of education. It also affords you the opportunity to learn a new foreign language and to live in a multicultural and diversified community. At Imperial Educational Services, we believe that quality education improves the development of any society and the youths who occupy significant positions in that country should be properly educated in order to improve the society. We also believe quality education should be affordable and accessible to all Nigerians..

UA-5982709-3