Some experts believe excessive use of the Internet, cellphones and other technologies can cause us to become more impatient, impulsive, forgetful and even more narcissistic. “More and more, life is resembling the chat room,” says Dr. Elias Aboujaoude, director of the Impulse Control Disorders Clinic at Stanford. “We’re paying a price in terms of our cognitive life because of this virtual lifestyle.” We do spend a lot of time with our devices, and some studies have suggested that excessive dependence on cellphones and the Internet is akin to an addiction. Web sites like NetAddiction.com offer self-assessment tests to determine if technology has become a drug. Among the questions used to identify those at risk: Do you neglect housework to spend more time online?
Below are some thoughts, based primarily on the pro-privacy reactions to Zuckerberg's statements from many of our readers this weekend. Though there is a lot to be said for analysis of public data (more on that later), I believe that Facebook is making a big mistake by moving away from its origins based on privacy for user data. In Facebook's early days, and for the vast majority of the site's life, its primary differentiator was that your user data was only visible to other users that you approved friend requests from. As of mid-December, Facebook users were no longer allowed to hide from the web-at-large some information including their profile photos, list of friends and interests in the form of fan pages they followed. Text, photo and video updates shared on the site have always been by default private (friends only) but if you'd never changed your privacy settings before last month, then Facebook suggested you switch them to make those updates publicly visible to everyone.
Parents spend a lot of money for their son or daughter to better them through higher education. Alcohol directly causes that investment to be wasted away. “Alcohol consumption before and during final exam period is detrimental to students’ performance. The effect is particularly significant for the highest-performing students, according to the study” (Daily Princetonian Staff) this quote explains how alcohol consumption is directly associated with failing grades, even in usually high performing students. The quote came from a study taken during finals week at a college.
Although social media is thought as beneficial, it has three negative effects and can be dangerous for young people. Wasting of time, reading misinformation and health problems are the most important adverse impacts of social media. Firstly, one of the most obvious negative effects is spending much time with social media. Young people want to be informed about their environment. For this reason, via social media, they follow their friends and some famous people.
He never met him\her. Otherwise he did not make a real friend until his freshmen year of high school and that where this novel is taken place. Charlie firsts day of high school was extremely hair-rising for him. He has not left his house all summer. At school, Charlie finds a friend and mentor in his English teacher, Bill.
While they were dancing with their dates, I was at home watching television. It’s not that I had trouble finding a date of my own but just the thought of getting dressed up and dancing in a dress didn’t interest me. One day, three weeks before prom, my friends were all talking about going dress shopping. Hearing all them talk about it made me decide I wanted to go. I already had a date in mind and finding a dress would be no problem.
This claim is confirmed by impressive statistical figures: “63 percent of the youth who drink alcohol say that they initially got the alcohol from their own or their friend’s homes” (“Statistics on Teenage Drug Use”). This is an indication of the fact that parental attitude towards drinking and drug use can affect that of their child. In terms of the power of influence on young people’s minds, the community of peers used to come right after the family. However, nowadays the trends among teenagers often originate from the social media the Internet, music, and movies. While musicians and movie directors usually do not have any commercial interest in justifying alcohol abuse, smoking or drug consumption, they, perhaps inadvertently, often end up doing just that.
Argumentative essay: Is social media more harmful or more beneficial for teenagers? With the technological advancement in the 21th century, the pursuit for convenience and instantaneous gratification paves a quick path for the flourishing social media networks. Social networking sites are designed to make people’s lives connected and thus easier, but once this communication channel is misused or abused, vicious seeds mature invidiously and haunt teenage users, resulting in a series of chain reaction that ruins interpersonal relationships or destroy teens’ future prospects. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are the culprit of draining away teenagers’ intellectual development. 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.
He was born in California, and moved to various places around the US before settling down in Saginaw, TX. Years go by like a subtle breeze in the fall, and before he realizes it, he was moving away for the rather prestigious Keller Central High School. But in those quick years, he fondly remembers a few memories that stand out among the rest. Other than his hilariously failed attempt in getting a girlfriend, the most notable memory that he can recall, was the introduction to the band cult. It was a bright afternoon with his father, as they were driving up to the middle school that he was going to spend the next 3 miserable, yet enjoyable years of his life.
Thus the main idea expressed in the book is the significant damage that the digital age has done to the intellectual growth of the adolescent group of the society, and the seemingly wide gap that the tools have created between adults and adolescents (Baulein lecture). The existence of numerous websites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Skype, and other dating sites) on the Internet, and the use of cell phones have made it possible for the youth to build a social wall around them, which completely isolates them from the adult society, making adult supervision over teenagers impossible. Most people under the age of thirty have no growing knowledge because they only do what their peers do, and are not ready to learn new and challenging ideas and skills outside their circles (Baurlein lecture). They would rather read comic books and magazines than read newspapers or watch the news (12). Bauerlein expresses his concern about this situation, as he says, “It isn’t enough to say that these young people are uninterested in world realities.