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How’s our netiquette fellow Perpetualites?!: Ballooned Online Engagement in this Pandemic



Date Posted:
October 14, 2021 | 11:00 am

It is a common world scenario that students from all over the globe spend a lot of their time on social media. Why? Maybe, it is because freedom in the use of social media is indeed enormous. Students are free to do as they choose and intermingle with whoever they want. Through social media, they can build new friendships, communicate their views and opinions, and even create ‘new identities’. Likewise, social media exposes students to a full new modes of learning.

Research has shown that students who are frequent users of social media tend to be more innovative , exhibit a retentive mind and better memory. It opens up new opportunities for researching a lot of sensible things , encouraging students to get creative and think outside the box - which in an age where innovation is highly rewarded. But with all these voluminous benefits that they can get from social media , students are reminded that addiction to social media really affects various aspects of health and increases physical problems, anxiety and depression, while decreases social functioning disorder. With this end in view ,the Student Personnel Services (SPS) in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) initiated to conduct the seminar entitled: How’s our netiquette fellow Perpetualites?!: Ballooned Online Engagement in this Pandemic with the purpose of refreshing the Perpetualite students’ minds on ill effects of too much engagement in social media mainly on issues related to sexting, online game addiction, suicide influence ,social media risks ,and how to disengage with them and what are their repercussions. To accommodate all of the students of the various colleges of the University, the webinar was conducted in two (2) separate days. Morning session of September 30,2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm was the schedule allotted for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Criminology (COC), College of Engineering, Architecture and Aviation (CEAA) and College of International Hospitality Management (CIHM) while the afternoon session which started at 2:00 pm and ended at 5:00 pm was for the College of Education (COE), College of Maritime Education (CME), College of Computer Studies (CCS) and College of Business and Accountancy (CBA).Meanwhile, October 8, 2021 ( 9:00 am – 12:00 pm) was the schedule given to the Senior High School students. The invited resource speakers of the said webinar were the Prof. Sherill S.Villaluz, Prof.Elias Rafael L. Decena and Prof.Mary Easter Claire Perez-Torres. They are all faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences who are experts in the field of Psychology, Communication Arts and Political Science.With the comprehensive insights shared by the distinguished webinar resource speakers during the presentation of the topics, the students became more participative during the open forum part of the webinar. In conclusion, the CAS and SPS joint webinar was a successful one.

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