The Impact of Technology on Adolescents

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Outline (Table of Contents) 1 Introduction 2 How Technology Dependency Development 2.1 Advancement of Technology 2.2 Availability of Technology 3 Physical Effects 3.1 Eyesight 3.2 Diet and Lack of Exercise 4 Psychological Effects 4.1 Violence and Aggressive Behavior 4.2 Antisocial Behavior 4.3 Memory Loss 5 Recommendations 6 Conclusion References 1. Introduction Finding a home, businesses, school or most any other public building that does not have internet access is becoming more and more difficult these days. It is no surprise that the internet is one of the most important technological developments facilitates communication, it decreases costs for people and businesses, and it is a platform for entertainment. All these advantages come with a price. Technology is making our lives easier but at the same time, it is taking over our lives. The group that seems to be the most affected is the youth. By embracing new technologies, the youth have given up old skills and old ways of life. This trend is quickly making youth completely dependent on technology. The purpose of this research paper is to explain the impact of technology dependency on youth. First, the report will describe how the dependency develops. Second, the physical effects of this dependency will be discussed. Next, three psychological effects will be explained. Finally, solutions and recommendations to cope with technology dependency will be discussed. 2. How Technology Depends Development 2.1 Advancement of Technology Recently, we have seen that technology has greatly advanced and people have made it an important part of their lives. The Internet is one the most important technology advance... ... middle of paper ... ...dc says read more http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/gamers-are-sad/comment-page-2/#ixzz0qnbjpnbn . Wired Magazine, Retrieved from http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/gamers-are-sad/comment-page-2/ Kalning, K. (2006, December 8). Does Game violence make teens aggressive? MSCBC, Retrieved from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16099971/ Meikle, J. (2004, November 16). Excessive computer use 'threat to eyesight'.News Technology, Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2004/nov/16/health.medicineandhealth Thompson, C. (2007, September 25). Your outboard brain knows all. Wired Magazine, Retrieved from http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/15-10/st_thompson Veenhof, B., Wellman, B., & Quell, C. (2008). How Canadians' use of the internet affects social life and civic participation. Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com/lib/sait/Doc?id=10270560&ppg=23
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