Positives with the Internet and Growing Up The youth generation today uses the internet so much in their daily lives it has created an epidemic. The epidemic caused uproar of different ways of learning, communicating, teaching and even shopping or advertising done online. Technologies such as ipad, laptops and smart phones make internet access unbelievably easy. Since it is so easy, “Growing up Online”, a document by Frontline that aired on Januarary 18, 2008, claimed that the internet has caused many issues in the youth’s lives. One problem the internet caused stated in the documentary is, it is very hard for parents and authorities to regulate what kids do on the computer.
Teenagers of America are obsessed with social networking sites and online gaming. Literally right this second thousands of little kids are becoming obese from little to no physical activity in their daily lives. Parents aren’t helping the matter either, whether it’s because they’re uninformed or they just don’t care about getting their children involved; they aren’t doing their jobs as parents of America. This is not teaching their children to grow up to be incredible leaders of our country. According to source A, “Community Service embodies experiential learning, locating a moral center, community health, because it is about empowerment and making the world a better place…” Yet, each day kids are becoming lazier and lazier because they don’t understand the importance of volunteer work and community service.
Florence Foster Instructor David English 102 11 January 2011 I have chosen to write about Brent Staples “What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow up in Cyberspace.” Staples argue that “so called online communities isolate adolescents and hinder their social development” (241). Which I believe to be true, but the world as we know it, is becoming very advanced to technology. So that would basically leave adolescents with two decisions, either they have to jump on board with technology, or be left behind. Which would you prefer? Social interactive technologies, such as instant messaging and texting messaging are beginning to redefine the social networks of today’s youth.
Many professionals stay connected with smart phones. Smart phones give anyone the opportunity to talk on the phone, use the Internet, email, and physically see others around the world. Another popular tools are applications. Application play a big role in today’s technology. Applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint are used daily by million of professionals around the world.
Rachel Reine English 101 Section 4 February 19, 2012 Internet Use in Teenagers In response to the new generation’s use of internet and lack of reading classic books, Amy Goldwasser defends the teenage reputation in her article “What’s the Matter with Kids Today?” Goldwasser speaks of how the internet has expanded kids’ minds when it comes to school and themselves, also how this generation has more access than older generations due to the internet. Goldwasser claims that teenagers spending time online is overall good for them because they do read and write. The content, however, is not strong enough for educational purposes. A blog post about how to curl hair or how to pass the perfect spiral is not giving them any educational value. Whereas reading the local newspaper or reading a classic novel like “The Great Gatsby” by F Scott Fitzgerald would provide a more intellectual purpose.
In her article, Teen Texting Soars, Will Social Skills Suffer? , author Jennifer Ludden states that cell phones have become a vital social tool as well as texting, the preferred form of communication for teens age 12-17. Ludden supports this statement by using data of how much the use of technology has increased by teens using social media and texting for their communication. Ludden’s purpose is to have people realize that teens really only rely on their cell phones for everything is not really healthy so they need to discipline when it comes to using their phone too much. Ludden uses a serious and factual tone towards her audience and reader’s to try and convince them on how to decrease the use of technology within teens.
Bugeja states how it’s affecting college students, but doesn’t get into how it’s also affecting people in everyday life in general, such as being in the workplace or even being in a vehicle. Bugeja does a great job sharing his views about technology and how it’s affecting college students during school, but leaves out the matter of how it does affect the true world as a whole. Schools are using more technology to better education, but they have failed to realize that the younger generation’s views on technology are more of a means of delivering entertainment and secondarily as a means of
#25 David G. Moody English 1 10-25-13 TEXTING AND ITS EFFECTS ON TEENS (Ethos) When texting first came out it wasn’t very popular, but now it seems that we can’t go a day without sending text messages. Text messaging is a very useful way to stay in communication with people, friends, and family. Although texting is useful, it can harm our social lives, it can affect our speech patterns and grammar. We see this change especially, but not limiting to teens. Teenagers have adopted texting as if it was natural.
As teenagers are constantly attracted by sensory stimulation like buzzing noises and luminous lights on various websites, their brain reduces into the state of small children. There is hardly any concentration skills required in participating in these social networking sites, and these train the brain to have poor attention span. As alarming as the situation goes, the Guardian newspaper even published an admonishing cultural dissection of present teenagers encompassing themselves in a world of “ instant gratification and quick fixes” which leads to a “loss of patience and a lack of deep thinking”. Not only did social networking sites create mental regression for teenagers, social networking sites breed geocentricism. As Kruger et al.
When it come to the consumption of these devices, college students are apparently the “hardcore consumers” of most of the technologies according to the article. A not so surprising 86% of college students have a cell phone, 12% of which have smart phones with internet access. 83% of college students have some from of entertainment device such as an ipod, Nintendo 3DS or Sony’s PSP. As far as laptops goes, 73% of students have and utilize laptops, myself included. We (college students) certainly know how to use the these technologies, so well in fact that 44% of us use the Internet for more that 15 hours or less a week.