Benefits of people using social sites vary from relieving stress to getting rid of shyness and anxiety. Also, some social media sites have some kind of educational benefits, and of course, it’s a way for people to connect and meet with others. All these benefits sound great, but social media isn’t completely safe. Some risks include cyberbullying, Facebook Depression, internet addiction, sexting, digital footprints, and identity theft. Some sites try to limit kids from using the page by putting an age limit on it, but the age limit doesn’t always prevent the children from still logging on.
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Social media has a bold impact college student's grades, social interactions, and the teaching and learning process. To begin, there have been many speculations about social media and how the effects it has on grades. Stated by Lomeli, “some students would rather Facebook then do their homework. There is a lot of time lost due to social media”. As Lomeli said, "some students spend six to eight hours per day on social media, such as Facebook, while completing their homework.