The Effects of Social Networking Sites on the Academic Performance of Grade 7 Students

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CHAPTER 1 THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND

INTRODUCTION
Based on the studies today , social media has influenced students to rely on the accessibility of information that is available on the internet .The students are reduced on focusing on their learning as well as on retaining the information.
In the Philippines the quality of education is getting low because of the short period of education ,so that’s why the K to12 became was born. The K to 12 Program covers Kindergarten and 12 years of basic education (six years of primary education, four years of Junior High School, and two years of Senior High School) to provide sufficient time for mastery of concepts and skills, develop lifelong learners, and prepare
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A year after its launch , Friendster boasted more than three million registered users and a ton of investment interest. More than tripling that number according to recent estimates is Myspace also launched in 2003 . Though it no longer resides upon the social networking throne in many English speaking countries-that honor now belongs to Facebook in places like Canada and the UK . Facebook now leads the global social networking pack . Founded like many social networking sites , by university students who initially peddled their product to other university students , Facebook launched in 2004 as a Harvard-only exercise and remained a campus-oriented site for two full years before finally opening to the general public in 2006.Yet even by that time Facebook was seriously big business tens of millions of dollars already invested and Silicon Valley bigwigs such as billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel firmly behind it. The rise of internet literacy of users and the trend of Social network have presented enormous challenges for schools to improve outcomes and extend access to a broad range of students . The web represents a paradigm shift in education and signifies on evolving change in learning style where information is shared with a wider community According to Boid and Ellison on their study entitled “Social Network Sites definition,
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