Nowadays, technology takes over people, especially teenagers. No matter where I go, I always see most of teenagers concentrate on their smartphones and so do I. Technology seems to be an important part of my life. For example, if I leave home and forget my iPhone, I will feel very anxious like I forget my soul. Furthermore, these things make me have more laziness.
However, when the phones are demanding too much time and attention, like the children, they have to go into time-out. There are several reasons for the phones to be sentenced to time-out. Playing Flappy Bird during homework time is one of them. Some of the other negative effects of the smartphone are growing addictions to technology, altered sleeping patterns, decreased family communication, loss of productive time, and sometimes death. Stan Cox’s essay, “The Case against Air-Conditioning,” speculated about how the lives of the people of Washington D.C. would change if there was less air-conditioning.
The problem arises that cell phones interfere with a teenager’s ability to execute an effective and accurate face-to-face social and written communication in an educational environment. Young people have become so much more comfortable with text messaging that many times, they would rather text someone than talk to them face to face, even when they are in the same room, the same car or the same cafeteria table during lunchtime. Social networking has created a serious breach in the ability of young people to communicate and interact with each other face to face. Most students are not even aware of their surroundings because they are busy texting. For example, Students who are sitting in the same cafeteria during lunch would text each other from one table to another.
The Deep Relationship between My Children and Their Cell Phones The relationship between my children and their cell phone must be driven by something deep that makes them want to spend more time with their cell phone, than with real people. These days most of the conversations I have with my children begins with, ring, ring. Before I hear good morning, how are you doing? or I love you, the ring, ring comes first. Cell phone technology is good in some ways, but it has caused so many problems along the way of its innovation.
Change is something many people fear, so technology, an ever changing part of our society, is often times looked upon with reserve. Some of the most popular pieces of technology in the world today are cell phones, and with their rising popularity comes much controversy. Cell phones are an extremely useful item to have at all times throughout the day whether it be for emergency reasons, all of the useful things a cell phone contains, or learning new things about technology to use later in life. Although allowing students to have cell phones in class can be a distraction, there are a lot of reasons of why they should be allowed.One very important example is if there is ever an emergency in your family or your classroom you can easily call whoever you need to. If something happened in class you could call 911 and may prevent further disaster.
It also is a teaching tool for them. It teaches them to be responsible and the measure of being independent. Having the responsibility of not losing their phone and keeping it charged. Also, if my children are away from home the cell phone can be used a security device to give me as a parent peace of mind. There is no reason why a person shouldn’t let someone know that they will be late, because majority of the people in the United States have cell phones.
I have begun developing a dependency on the cell phone, allowing it to organize my day-to-day life, allowing it to become my distraction, and allowing it to become my memory for the remaining days of my life. Because of cell phone use, I no longer wish to communicate to anybody face-to-face on a daily basis, I cannot memorize any one person's number (including my own), and it disrupts my daily life. Communicating used to be an enjoyable experience for me, the greetings were always so friendly, and the ongoing conversations were always so exciting. Text messaging on the cell phone changed all that for me. I cannot recall the last time I ever sat down with a friend at a cafe to just talk.
Statistics have shown that the violence among young people is increasing every year. Many people blame musicians and other types of artists who portray negative actions as something positive. Others might blame the parents for not watching over their children. But many people fall short to bring up technology as an issue. With the new DVD that shows sex and violence or computers that gives kids access to unauthorized sites, technology is something that many parents need to look out for.
With the growing anti-wait lifestyle of human nature many are trying to make every spare minute of their life productive. While most do so by doing what needs to be done at the home, office, etc. some choose a more dangerous way to try to conserve precious time. While this may seem very drastic to point out about such a simple task many are incapable of effectively driving while using their cellular phone. Research found that 60% of cellular phone usage is done while driving.
AN 310.1.1 Cultural Anthropology LESSON 5: Technology and the Family; Gender and Sexuality “How Technology Changed Family Life” As the Years have passed technological advances have made an impact on everyone, from children to the elderly, technology seems to have taken over the valued family dinners to more independent and less family quality time. Many may argue that it has kept communication very high and the importance it is to have a cellular phone, but the effect that technology has on families has greatly increased. Technology has improved our way of living, but families have also realized the negative effect as well. According to English- Lueck, it seems that although the boundaries between work and home has been dissolved and re-established by telecommuting many adults find themselves bringing work and worries home, interfering with family life. It has become very convenient for families to set up an office in their homes, in some instances parents have had to schedule a “mommy is working now” time or complete work after post bed time (English-Lueck 1998).