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 Nowadays kids don’t read don’twritedont care about anything .
The students are so into their phones even when they go home, they disrespect their parents so much by texting at the dinner table. Texting is a huge epidemic among teenagers but even among adults. Calling is a good way to stay in touch with those around you. When you call someone you maintain contact through real words not abbreviations. Those who call spend less time annoying those around them when their phone keeps ringing and vibrating every five minutes.
After returning from his spiritual journey, Linus is irritated with the way people have become; he says that “everybody in the world is fake now-as though people had true cores once, but hucked them away and replaced them with something more attractive but also hollow” (83).Constantly improving technology has changed the way that people think and act. Society has become more focused on creating material objects then improving inner spirits. Karen seems to discover this when she awakes from her coma. She sees change in the people of the present; people “talk about their machines, as though they possess a charmed religious quality-as if these machines are supposed to compensate for their owner’s inner failings” (143). Coupland implies that the technology of the present not only effects the way people think and act; it affects
They need to be educated to make use of them and encouraged to abandon apathetic attitudes and fixed habits.’ Too much disengagement would lead to ‘stagnation’ and a loss of mental and physical skills. Elderly people need to stay somewhat engaged in social activity to avoid becoming completely isolated from society (Aldworth, Billingham and Connor, 2010). In this assignment I have discussed about ageing explaining two theories (Disengagement & activity theory) I will explain what these theories are. References Aldworth, C., Billingham, M. and Connor, J. (2010).
Teresa Belton, a researcher at the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, began to research this decline in imagination after reading stories written by children in the 1990’s and finding them to be bland, unoriginal and plainly unimaginative. She argues that “Being bored lets you stand back from life and observe it. And because our minds don’t like to be unoccupied, it gives you the impetus to create your own mental activity”. Taking a break from the day-to-day dictations of what to act on and how to act by allowing our brains the freedom of adventure into territories unknown, we can unconsciously process information in ways we
Most people ask the question “What about Using a Hands free Device?” Although it sounds like a good idea, because you are not using your hands to dial the phone or taking your eyes off the phone, it is just as dangerous as using your cell phone. A hands-free device is not easy to use; a driver who uses it could be even more distracted than by simply holding the phone. Cell phone conversations alone, without dialing or answering, change the way drivers see the world and make them more likely to miss traffic signs and other important information. Cell phone distraction causes 2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries in the United States every year, according to the journal's publisher, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. A psychology professor from the University of Utah said “If you put a 20-year-old driver behind the wheel with a cell phone, their reaction times are the same as a 70-year-old driver who is not using a cell phone.”
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.
I’m very technology dependent, I spend most of my leisure time socializing or sleeping, and I’m quite apathetic of some subjects I learn in school. Each generation develops a dependency of their time, for us it happens to be the internet. In your book you claim that “youth culture and youth society is fabulously autonomized by digital technology” (234). I’ll have to admit I am one of those teens who stares at the computer screen for countless amount of hours scrolling, liking posts, watching videos, and other things that take up most of my time. Also I’m always on my phone either texting, or tweeting.
And they must be stopped.” This shows us that some people are genuinely horrified and upset over what some people have done to the English language and feel very strongly that it should stop now. On the other hand, the sheer simplicity of texting has been proven to help many members of society. Texting has helped a GP and his patients send and receive test results, cut down waiting times and send reminders for check-ups. The GP said that he has “found this system invaluable and looks forward to even more technology advantages”. Also, research has shown that text messaging can boost children’s spelling skills.
Although Johnson and fellow couch potatoes would truly love to believe that watching TV works wonders on your brain, it is surely a fantasy with no relation to real life Johnsons’ main argument is that TV has gotten more complicated over the years and our brains have to compensate for that. The calls this the Sleeper Curve and defines it: “The most debased forms of mass diversion- video games and violent TV dramas and juvenile sitcoms,- turn out to be nutritional after all” (215). More simply put, that even if TV is really bad, it is still a force for good, improving our brains and not making us dumb. Johnson compares what you gain from TV to what you gain from reading: attention, patience, retention, and parsing narrative threads. The complexity of TV places demands on the same cognitive qualities.