A group of Year
4 students from the College of Science and Technology at the University of
Human (UHD) Development have been engaged since early December 2021 in a series
of seminars for a number of basic (Grades 7-9) and high schools in Sulaymaniyah
on the use of social media. The purpose is to spread awareness among school
students about the advantages and disadvantages of social media and appropriate
ways of using them.
seminars that have so far been delivered, the UHD students have spoken in clear
language on the problems stemming from using social media such as distracting
students from their studies, lack of proper sleep at night and other negative social
and health effects. These UHD students who have already received training from
their college, guide students to the correct use of social media - use social
media as sources of knowledge and useful information and avoid unimportant and
bad things. This way, the seminars emphasize, students can make progress in
their studies and stay positive and healthy.
particularly Facebook, are widely used in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq among
all ages. Access to the Internet by households and individuals and the
availability of smartphones have made it easy for many people to use social
media frequently. However, there is not enough awareness about the problems of
social media. This ongoing effort by the UHD College of Science and Technology
is an important step in that regard. It is coordinated between UHD and
Sulaymaniyah Education Directorate.