More than half of secondary school students say social media use affects their studies.
Almost all the 2,000 surveyed for studyclix.ie have a smart phone, with many using it for study.
A survey has found that 56% say their school work is affected by being on Snapchat and Facebook.
Luke Saunders, who carried out the research, said: "We asked students 'does using social media affect your schoolwork?' and 56% replied saying it had.
"As a teacher myself, and as founder of studyclix, I'd always recommend to students to try and confine social media use to when they are on study breaks."