Computers are now being introduced in kindergarten classes. When older students went to school, computers did not exist. Because of this, older students lack the knowledge of online usage, and struggle during online classes. Life experiences are an area where the older students have an advantage. Adult students have the
This book poses tough questions that should be addressed to ensure that children are protected and correctly guided while using a computer. Dr. Healy expresses concern that too little time has been spent studying the effects of educational technology, which consequently, can cause greater harm than good. Dr. Healy addresses the misconception that computers and educational software is the "key to successful student achievement". After countless hours in classrooms observing and talking to teachers and students, Dr. Healy suggests that perhaps many parents and educators "want to believe that technology is the `magic bullet' that will take care of problems in our education system that previously failed to be addressed" (p. 18). Consequently, she believes too much emphasis is placed on technology, taking away from the development of basic reading, math and problem solving skills.
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. Since the internet is so easy to access via new technologies, authoritative figures just cannot be present with the kids all the time. Another issue the internet has caused reported by the documentary is by it being so addictive, it has taken time away from studying, school work and activities such as reading. This is a problem because education is almost a must in today’s society. However, the documentary fails to acknowledge how the internet has helped kids by providing ways to find answers and acquire research and knowledge.
The introduction of computers to our family life helps us come together and spend more quality time together. The list can go on, but with all these opportunities we have, we also lose a lot. We lose privacy and security. There are also some greater drawbacks when it comes to the net, like Internet related crimes. My mom and dad both conduct business at home, and I do all my school assignments.
She brings up a good point that before the internet parents didn’t complain when kids would be in their rooms for hours writing letters to friends or talking on the phone. The older generation seems to think very little of the internet because of a few bad incidents. They don’t realize that it is another form of communication. Amy states the internet is not as bad as it seems. The internet can be used for education as well as personal reasons.
The use of technology is affecting students especially in high school and college. According to Turkle, today’s college students have little experience with the right to privacy as they leave trails of everything they have done online, unlike previous generations who have worked hard to protect their privacy. In her article, Turkle also describes the use of online avatars as both a positive and negative image in children’s lives. Some children invest far too much time developing their online personality while role-playing offers a safe place in a world full of crime, terrorism, and drugs. As a consequence this retards their social growth
AN310 Cultural Anthropology Assignment 05 2/7/2012 How Molitor thinks technology has affected the family Communication is the most definitive contribution of technology that has changed the way we live our lives. Our jump from the beginning of time allowing for one communication per second has grown light-years into several trillion bits of communication in a mere second. Technology advancement continually improves upon prior methods of communication and becomes more efficient, faster, better and cheaper than previous methods. Technology has revolutionized the way we do everyday task from banking, transportation, communication and much more. Summary of English-Lueck’s observations on the family The home front is a conglomerate of technological devises which cultivate our very lifestyle at home and work sometimes merging the two.
However, it is the type of monitoring that the author and I disagree on. The Undercover Parent raised the question of, does responsibility rest with the child or the parent? The type of Spyware Harlan Coben was referring to is the kind that makes an accessible log to every keystroke made on the computer. I felt many times throughout the essay he did not thoroughly review all of his options before proposing the software. It seemed his thirst for relief overpowered his reasoning.
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.
As for intellectual development in working class children, working-class homes lack books, educational toys and activities that stimulate educational development. This could be due to the fact that the parents cannot afford it, they don’t have any free time to sit down and help their children with their educational needs or because the parent didn’t receive good grades when they went to school so therefore they are not fussed about their child’s education. This means that these children start school at a disadvantage. Middle-class children would have already been brought up with educational toys and activities and their parents would have probably read to them from a young age. This shows that working-class parents cannot afford to buy expensive toys and books to help their children throughout school as well as the fact that working-class parents can lack confidence if they have had a poor education themselves.