University Bans Week Long Social Media

For students at America’s Pennsylvania Harrisbury University, an announcement has been made that they will not have any access to interact with social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instant Messaging for at least a week.

According to Samuel Axon at Mashable, the week ban has been stipulated from University Provost “Eric Darr” who wants the students to think about the amount of technology they use and how it could have a detrimental effect on their daily lives. He said “Often, there are behaviors or habits, ways that we use technology that we may ourselves not even be able to articulate because we’re not aware of them”. The week long ban will only affect students within the University and social sites and networks will be blocked. The University realizes that students will be able to access these sites outside in their own homes and by using their smartphones. For these students they will have the benefit of staying connected.

At the end of the week students will be asked to comment on how they felt it went when they have to write a written essay.

What are your thoughts on this story? Do you think the ban is a good idea to give students time to reflect? Give us your thoughts below. To read more on this log onto Mashable

  • Jonathan Cordes

    So wait, they get no social networking AND they have to write an essay? Sounds like a horrible deal for me!