Children, tomorrow’s future parents and leaders, are being consumed by the negative effects that technology had on their development (3). The use of modern technology impairs children by weakening social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. (paragraph) Technology affects social development in children in many different ways. Children acquire electronic games, personal computers, and cell phones at ever-younger ages. “Surveys indicate that about 82% of children are online by 7th grade and experience about 6.5 hours per day of media exposure.
Teens now days become addicted to their smartphones, 90 percent of those children uses check their social media accounts at least once a day, some of them report that they wish if they could live or go back in (3) a time where Facebook wasn’t exist (10). Parents on the other hand, are worried of the huge impact that social media had on their children, and they are afraid that it might affect their life socially and emotionally. Social media has a big role in children behaviors change these days, children became more violence and aggressive since social networking site showed up. Teens who uses Facebook frequently address that they feel worse about themselves and their lives (10). Those feeling that children feel when they see what other people have brings hateful and suicidal thoughts to them.
Teenagers spend too much time on social networking websites and this trend can eventually make matters worse. Spending so much time on these w... ... middle of paper ... ... is a question that many students ask themselves before studying for an exam, writing a paper, or simply doing homework. Hours and hours pass before some students begin their assignments and they will wait until last minute to get anything done. Internet addiction is becoming more and more common among Americans. Although Goldwasser includes positive points about the Internet she fails to search deeper into the problem that American teens have with it today.
“Back in my day we didn’t have as many nice things as you do now”. This seems to be the case of many teenagers and young adults are hearing from their parents. The world has become more of a technological place with television, cellphones, and the infamous internet which seems to be the number on distraction for young adults. Technology does a pretty good job of taking time away from students and young adults. Parents nowadays didn’t have the technology before them as kids do today.
Social media has decreased the face to face communications among teenagers. Social media has affected the learning of teenagers. Since teens are so addicted to their phones, they constantly text and Facebook etc in class, distracting them from listening to their teachers. According to an article on the Psych Central website, Researchers have found that the middle-school, high school and college students who used Facebook at least once during a 15 minute period get lower... ... middle of paper ... ...ome if the incidents that happen on social media chat rooms and texting. Studies show that the use of social media may cause obsessive-compulsive behavior, depression, generalized and social anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, introversion, and other maladaptive behaviors These are some of my thoughts on this issue regarding social media and texting effect on the teens.
Which makes them at higher risk of bad grades. Poor grades make it harder to get jobs and support a family. Clearly, increased social media use is makes it difficult for young people to focus and succeed in school. Even though social media can affect kids academic record, it can also ruin their mental health. There are two main ways social media can negatively affect kids: mental health physical and emotional health.
Have you ever thought how harmful social media is for kids and the parents? Ellen Goodman’s essay “Family Counterculture” has a message in which she calls todays culture “an increasingly hostile environment” for kids. Her claim is not only well explained and backed up with proof but plenty of parents that I know have said the something or something similar about social media. Social media can lead to many unpleasant things that can cause a parent to frustrate, it can cause their kids to pick up bad habits, can cause kids to be depressed, and cause kids to be brainwashed by ads. Because kids in this generation over use social media it creates many problems for them and their parents.
53% of kids from ages 8-12 own a tablet and 63% of them have a smartphone (Wallace). Consequently, children are spending more time in their rooms on their computers then they are outside doing physical activities and spending time with friends and family. The phrase "let kids be kids" has changed from letting kids play around outside to letting kids use their tablets all day long. Families are slowly but surely being torn apart by their technology use and they aren 't even aware of it. Parents are using their children for likes on sites like Facebook in hopes of whatever videos posted going viral and embarrassing their children.
Isolation causes conflicts with friends and problems with family members, as well as the inability to maintain a sense of reality. The individual undergoes emotional and psychological changes such as increased feeling of loneliness and depression, which leads to forming a fear of people or deteriorate their self-image. In the US, 6.7% of the population over the age of 18 is suffering form depression (Sunstrum 2014). In today’s society, there is technology dependence. Although social media can enhance learning and facilitate habits, it can also have a negative effect on the individual because it can affect their ability to form
In recent years, the Internet and what it can be used for, has exploded. Something that started out as something so simple and not so easy to use is now something most Americans, especially from ages 12 to 24, say they cannot live without. Most students have a hard time sitting through an hour long class without checking their phone for an “Instagram like” or a “Snapchat”, or even a message on the popular “Tinder” dating app. People are starting to judge others based on how many followers they have on a social media site, or how many retweets they get on a Tweet. There is a joke that goes, “Did it really happen if you did not Instagram it?” The sad thing is, it is almost not a really a joke anymore.