The Negative Impact Of Smartphones

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The emergence, advancements and easy accessibility of smartphone technology have made it quite hard to think of the days before their existence. It is no doubt therefore that smartphone has changed people's lives in the 21st century (Milius 22). It enables people from across the globe to connect instantly beside other numerous benefits that people have been able to access due to this advanced technology device. However, Jean Twenge’s article in the Atlantic warned that the expansion of smartphone and social media technologies had introduced dramatic changes that did not characterize previous generation. She goes ahead to allude that this technological development is putting the iGen at a higher risk of the worst mental health crisis. Therefore,…show more content…
In a similar note, Twenge’s article utilizes a provocative title to set up a hopelessness attitude on the manner in which smartphones have turned kids of the current generation into lonely, depressed technology addicts who often fail to advance and achieve meaningful adulthood (Twenge). The article rotates around the apparent discontinuity in the intergenerational trends. She argues that smartphone technology has changed every aspect of the lives of modern-day teenagers, connecting their mental health to the nature of social interactions. In dystopian terms, Twenge explains that the current generation of kids is not alright. The smartphone is changing everything, from the latest birth cohort in America and total health destruction of these kids. According to the article, smartphones are responsible for the changes such as socialization, sex, sleep, courtship and mental health among the current generation of young people. While the press has always caricatured the millennials as the Shiva generation that wastes everything they come across, the post-millennial generation is worse. They are in fact pre-wrecked, shallow and brittle just like their smartphone…show more content…
Some experts agree that smartphone technology can amplify intelligence, ambiance, and productivity. It is, however, important to practice restraint in all things including the time the current generation spends on digital platforms. However, it looks irresponsible after alluding that smartphones lower the rates of alcohol, smoking, unprotected sex and teen pregnancies to go ahead and claim that such a generation is destroyed (Schwartz 41). Nonetheless, despite the existing mental health crisis among today's teens, it will require much effort than merely criticizing smartphone devices to introduce a healthy culture for the coming
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