WhatsApp messenger has been around for a while but recent updates have improved the functionality of the application since its release date.
It has made communication through mobile phones has become easier, faster and cheaper. The provision and access to learning materials with this instant messaging application from anywhere, anytime, and in various formats have a potential to enhance deep student learning capabilities.
However, it has also got it flaws that are currently causing more harm than good among the students today. Here we have listed out few ill effects of WhatsApp on students.
Aloofness from Social Gathering
These days kids tend to chat on WhatsApp even when they are hanging around with real world friends. This way either they left back at their studies or they are left alone gradually by their real world friends when they don't get your required response.
Students tend to check or chat on WhatsApp during an ongoing lecture or while studying. This ultimately harms their concentration and grades at studies.
This person is online and then why is still S/He not replying back? This is a common question comes in mind if there are no ping. It breaks their concentration even when they are studying or talking with parents or other people.
Imaginative Gossip Collection
No need to talk or chat. Only one status is enough to create a gossip collection. They peep into your status so that they can ask, "What happened? Is everything okay?" It creates unwanted classroom and corridor discussions of one's life.
Shortened form of words
This is one of a real problem of using WhatsApp. They tend to write on Short forms or text language even in exams!