Even in classrooms students can’t put away their phones . It’s as if they can’t live without it. They are so attached and fascinated by people’s tweets or Facebook posts that takes their focus away. Mainly the reason why many students fail a class is because if your teacher sees you using your phone, it shows that you are not serious and your focus is not there .We have something called self-control and if our society learns how to put their phone down and live life ,they can realize the beauty around them .Technology wouldn’t take over our
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Cyberbullying is becoming more prevalent as teenagers spend more time on the internet without supervision. 46% of middle school and high school students have been targeted online. "...most cyberbullying is done for the amusement of the bullies and because they think they won't get caught" (Ochavillo 1). This basically says that the bully is harassing others because of pure boredom and carelessness. They don't think that they can get caught, or even be punished because it's on the internet and not a physical thing.... ... middle of paper ... ...ersonal-interactions-at-what-cost> Hafner, Katie.
The internet has impacted people’s lives and how they perform in the real world. Most people today are not learning effectively because they spend too much time on the internet which is making them less intelligent. The internet is a worldwide thing that affects everyone. Because of the internet people can talk to anyone around the world. The internet
Internet addiction has become a serious issue in society today because it causes people to neglect work, social relationships, and, in some cases it could alters one’s health. A large portion of Americans are involved with social-networking websites and this can also lead to a very serious addiction. “The average teen chooses to spend an average of 16.7 hours a week reading and writing online”(Goldwasser 239). By focusing on how much reading and writing a teen does on the computer, Goldwasser overlooks the deeper problem of whether or not this type of reading and writing is educational. Teenagers spend too much time on social networking websites and this trend can eventually make matters worse.
Even the word “screenagers” is a word in the dictionary now—when a teenager consumes a majority of their time using the Internet. It is also easier for a teenager to become a bully when they can simply press enter to lash out at someone—leading to a negative change... ... middle of paper ... ...s to have real friends. Another junior from LOHS, Brianne Lambrecht, said, “I don’t like [social media], it’s stupid…[it’s] all people do when they’re together nowadays. They can’t even enjoy each other because they’re so absorbed into their phones.” Works Cited Berkal, Emma. Personal Interview.
Computers are negatively impacting our students in countless ways; the internet has conveniently made plagiarism a part of many students academic lives, they have opened numerous new windows for distractions from homework, and are diminishing students social skills. In David Gelernter’s essay, Computers Cannot Teach Children Basic Skills, he argues that computers are unnecessary in the classroom for children in grades k-12. Gelernter argues that computers should not be used as an educational tool because of ineffective software; they are being overused, and are replacing real teaching. He believes computers are both aiding and hindering our educational system; with supervised computer use and better programs our students will reap the benefits without becoming dependent on the technology. This widespread computer problem is affecting our young students who are our future leaders.
One of the scariest things is that you can become a victim of many different types of crimes while using your computer. Just last year there was a reported loss of $525,441,110.00 (www.ic3.gov) due to internet related crimes. This is because people are able to access another person’s personal information through the internet. You may even be committing crimes without even being knowledgeable of it by downloading illegal content. With activities such as these occurring every hour of everyday; the internet needs to become more restricted to help protect the public and industries affected by these sorts of crimes.