Advantages & Disadvantages

of social media in the classroom

Pros

  • Promotes collaboration & creativity
  • Be a team player
  • High engagement & motivation
  • Fewer discipline problems
  • Boost employability chances
  • Greater interest in education
  • Students take more control & responsibility of their education
  • Build a sense of community
  • An educational tool
  • Fosters discussions & builds better communication skills while enhancing communication between teachers & students

Cons

  • Inappropriate content & relationships
  • Cyberbullying
  • Sexual predators
  • Harder to monitor students
  • Lack of technology or funds available to use in the classroom
  • Privacy & integrity issues
  • Distraction & disruptive to the learning process
  • Discourages face-to-face communication
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Social Media at School