The addictive nature of social media leads to eating disorders, obesity, heart problems, sleep disorders, and other pertinent health issues. These youths similarly displayed more narcissistic tendencies, which are bolstered by their ability to relentlessly broadcast information about themselves through Facebook. Not shockingly, middle school and high school students who logged into Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study session received lower grades. Rosen and his team found that most students were only able to maintain focus on their studies for two or three minutes before distracting themselves with technology, like text messages, mobile apps or the Web. People who use social networking sites for their daily communication
Their “addiction” to constantly being connected has disconnected them from society and kept them from obtaining their full potential (“The Negative Impacts… n.p). Many teenager spend most of their free time surfing the web, posting online, obsessing over their likes and comments, or scrolling through Instagram, instead of doing productive activities such as homework or exercise. Smith says that social media restrains her from finishing her homework or doing her chores quite often (Smith). This obsession has proven to be a major cause of procrastination and low motivation. Having an addiction to social media can be emotionally and physically
Carter Campbell Mr. Abedinifard ENG 102 (AS25) 31 Oct 2014 In his essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid”, published in The Atlantic, Nicolas Carr expresses his opinions on the effect the internet has on people’s attentions spans and their intelligence. Carr talks about how reading lengthy articles has become more challenging for him as his internet usage increases. “Immersing myself in a book or article used to be easy. That’s rarely the case anymore” (92). Not only does Carr believe this but states others, including friends and colleagues are also experiencing this affect.
Is Google Making Us Stupid? 9/30/2012 ENG140 Introduction to Writing Kanesha Howard In Nicholas Carr’s story “Is Google Making Us Stupid” his main point is the question, is quick access to the internet making humans more impatient to read and want to skim through stuff more. This story is a very well informative story. Carr uses google as a metaphor for the wider internet. When Carr asks the question is google making us stupid, he may have set an alarm for many.
ii. Children lacking in their English skills, as a result of online chatting and texting according to Jacquie Ream. Conclusion Overall Technology does bring efficiency and convenience to our lives how ever if we do not moderate the way we use them they can become a source of deprivation to some of the most essential things in life. Technology can be very hazardous and dangerous. It sometimes leaves people deprived socially and intellectually.
Insufficient sleep has become an epidemic among college students. After conducting a research in which I questioned 15 college students, I discovered that 12 out of the 15 students had admitted to feeling depressed or having felt symptoms of depression. These same students admitted to only having a maximum of 6 hours of sleep per night. The correlation between the two is uncanny. Think back to your college years and the relentless nights spent studying and working on college assignments.
The harm that video games cause can be evaluated by many different factors, and the most obvious among them is the negative effects they can have on physical health. Some experts in the video gaming industry can claim that the first-person shooters and real-time strategies sharpen reflexes, increase concentration and muscle coordination, in reality, youth who spend an ample amount of time playing video games experience effects which are not so beneficial at all. There is a possibility of the vision impairments. “Playing video games for extended amounts of time can cause children to experience many of the same symptoms seen in computer vision syndrome in adults. Extensive viewing of the game screen can lead to eye discomfort, fatigue, blurry vision and headaches.” (Bedinghaus, Troy) Vision impairments can cause many negative effects on a persons quality of life and can last a lifetime.
(Lusted 2011) The use of modern cell phones has made a negative impact on society, which can be understood through the reduced face-to-face communication and lack of privacy that can lead to cyber bullying. The use of cell phones has had a negative impact on face-to-face communication. People are attracted to the instant access to their friends, through texting and social networks. Some people become so obsessed with cell phone use that it starts to affect their personal lives. For instance, the constant act of checking emails and text messages can consume a person's life and interfere with normal daily activities.
Another article titled “How Has Google Affected the Way Students Learn?” by Zhai Yun Tan references an article titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” by Nicholas Carr who argues that “what the [internet] seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation.” The quotation shows how other authors are making this connection that humans’ access to the internet makes it substantially harder to retain information when the goal of the internet is to help people remember. In addition, the use of technology affects the way people learn material. Tan also states in her article, “How Has Google Affected the Way Students Learn?”, “[the students] tend to have a better memory of how and where to find the information -- instead of recalling the information itself.” The results portray the notion that the use of technology changes how humans retain information. The change is that before the internet, people remembered the facts rather
Jena Saucier 3/5/2013 Negatives of Love Online In today’s society, more people are choosing to find love over the internet, whether it be a dating website or Facebook. There are many negative consequences to looking for love online. Such as no visual communication, false identities and how much time it takes up from one’s personal life. One reason why people shouldn’t find love online is because you never really know is on the other side of the screen. There have been cases where teens meet people over the internet and have an online relationship, but when they end up meeting it isn’t exactly who they thought it would be.