As Business Communication Management 2 students, we are required to choose a research question of our interest and write a detailed report on. The general idea in the field of study relating to the access of social media by students has been one with vast complexity. The use of social media site by students either at home or at school has presented risks and benefits. During a presentation at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 6th 2011, it was made known that even if institutions and business try to limit access to social media students can still access these sites with their smartphones and other devices.As I will be presenting on my findings almost every student at TSiBA is involved in the use of social media. This can either be directly or indirectly as they own social media accounts and also use social media as their main marketing source. The students own businesses on campus with little or no marketing budget, so social media assist them to reach their target population and also advertise their products or services. A successful business as we are taught at TSiBA does not have a specific period of operation so long as its customers are will to purchase available products. Therefore the report seeks to address the limitation of students' access to social media in the labs at TSiBA during lectures which also happen to be business hours.TSiBA's policy of restricting students to access social media sites during working hours has created some friction on the part of the students. Most of them are complaining that they don't see the need of the IT labs if certain sites can't be accessed within a particular time frame. Specifically, my focus on this conversation is not to determine whether the access of social media by students during lectures should be encouraged or not. Instead the research investigates whether or not access to social media is a benefit to students' academic performance. If this turns out to be positive then there is a need for TSiBA to change its policy in order to accommodate the students. On the contrary, if the findings doesn't show a negative effect on students' grade then there isn't any need for TSiBA to change their policy because it won't make a difference.