Pros And Cons Of Smartphones

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“New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It's all about how people choose to use it.” quoted by David Wong, an American humor writer and novelist elucidates that technology is in the power of the beholder and whether they abuse the power that is granted to users, or not. There has been many arguments on the topic of technology making us “dumb,” whereas; many arguments stating that technology and the accessories it has produced, has made us more intellectual. It is dependent on how the user is taking the advantage of the sources linked to the smartphone. In this generation and more to come as technology continues to grow, the children and teens will have access to objects that will think for them and to have just about anything…show more content…
technology has influenced many children, teens and early adults for many years. More younger kids are getting their hands on smartphones and other smart devices. Studies show kids from ages as young as five, with technology, doing worse with social interactions. A study by Steven Strogatz, a Cornell University graduate, states that social media sites can make it more difficult for a society to understand the meaningful moments and news in the real world, and the false relationships formed due to social media sites. He believes that “By focusing so much of our time and psychic energy on these less meaningful relationships, our most important connections will weaken” (Charon). As time goes by, more and more young people are being introduced to smartphones and getting involved with as many social media accounts that their phone has capacity for and it causes more kids to become antisocial, insecurities form from looking at gruesome and inappropriate posts, making kids minds morph into an image they think society wants. Secondly, the graphics and posts on social media have taken a turn for the worse for the younger generations. We, as a society, have seen and even post some graphic, or derogatory terms that younger generations have been opened up to on social media. Everyday, the younger age group could potentially see photos, videos, and games on their smartphone, that they may not understand is inappropriate but over time they will develop a mindset that what they are seeing is normal and not be affected by it the way anyone should be. They are not cautious that what is posted online will be there forever and once they make a mistake it will be there for anyone to view. The younger age group of this generation does not understand this concept and only find out the hard way and “their image may appear less attractive in the context of an employer doing a background check” (Charon). Parents, as
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