Social media can create a false sense of reality because a lot of things on social media are not what they seem. Many teens want to obtain these false realities which creates disappointment in themselves. From the article, there is evidence to prove why people become so easily addicted to social media. Social media engages the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex and using this part of the brain creates a natural inclination to social media compulsiveness. I believe excessive use of social media is more dangerous for young adults because the part of the brain that does the decision making is still growing and developing.
Cyber bullying can have a longer lasting effect on the victim. It can be humiliating due to the fact that it has a bigger audience opposed to the kids on the playground. There are many warning signs that could indicate that someone is involved in bullying. Some of the signs include the following; they come home with damaged or missing clothing, they have thing such as electronics and jewelry come up lost, and they have unexplained injuries and complain frequently of feeling sick. They can hurt themselves, and they can lose interest in school, friends and activities that they used to enjoy.
New generation likes to use social media as self advertisement and sometime they share very personal information. By doing this, their future privacy fells endanger and can affect badly in their mind in future which is not a good thing for the society, widely for the nation. Also, social media is hurting our society by spreading misinformation faster than any other media. Author Amanda Thomas shows a statistics in the
Sue Palmer is another sociologist that believes the increasing impact of technology and the media over the past 50 years is causing childhood to deteriorate. Palmer argues that in modern society there is a ‘toxic childhood’ due to an excessively screen-based culture which she feels is why there has been an increase in developmental conditions in children. She has reasons for some of these conditions, for example ADHD could be caused to screen saturation as the rapid changes of images on TV can make an immature brain go into overdrive resulting in the child seeing real life as boring. Palmer also believes the increase in screen-based activities has made it more difficult for children to develop literacy skills. Also Palmer
Nonetheless, the technological advances also caused so unpleasant effects. There are many people who do not good at self-control will spend most of time in games and other things else, which is really bad to their eyes. This is a one of important reason why more and more people get nearsightedness. Moreover, pollution is another big effects of improvement of technology, for instance, pollution of automobile exhaust fumes, and noise of transport vehicle. These kinds of adverse effects are causing varieties bad contact ripple for which people are becoming idle, and it facilitated more people to have lower level of health.
Television: A Distortion of Reality Television has become a false reality for millions of Americans and the majority of the global society. “The use of television to promote primarily materialistic values has become a severe, although largely unacknowledged, mental health and public health problem for the United States and the world” (Elgin 105). Duane Elgin speaks about the impact of television on the youth of our nation and how it is “being used to promote mindless consumerism around the planet” (Elgin 104). The negative effects of television are clear, and the reality is that this communication device is changing the important values of the global youth. The lucid shift in values has been from developing a meaningful philosophy in life to being well-off financially.
Some might argue that the invention of aspirin has hurt the human body because it enables the body to heal the headache internally. Technology has made the ability to multitask functions in a single device. We can have multifunctional use a single device to anything we want it to do. We can talk on the cellphone while texting and surfing the web. The simpler the work gets with technology, the more we get dependent on it.
In the essay “Privacy Under Attack” the author believes that one’s privacy is being attacked by not only the government but also by computer hackers. Privacy can be considered as one of the most valuable possessions and privileges. Every day, people are being bugged and alarmed by the growth of privacy-evading technologies that penetrate their personal information, personal space, and personal moments. Lately, a telephone technology has been developed which enables companies to have a back door to people's privacy setting installed in their telephones. Aside from this, there are also the restless cameras installed in the elevators , restaurants , parking areas , common rooms , lounge areas apartments , and all the other places where people least expect to be watched .
Maher Issa Mrs. Anderson ENG 112-4436 Feb. 12th 2013 A Demonstrative Analysis of “The Dangers for Teens Online Are Exaggerated” Technology impacts an individual’s life in many different ways. As time passes by, technology improves in a great number of ways. However, there are cons to the advancement of technology. The internet, in particular, has cons such as the violation of one’s privacy or the usage and intention to fulfill atrocious and immoral goals. It has even reached to an extent that many authoritative figures ask parents to be careful and to monitor what their teenage children are doing online as well as encourage them not to let their children spend too much time on the internet.
Social issues A major social issue in my generation is technology such as cell phones, computers, tablets etc… The 2000’s is mainly based off of social media like the wide spread of “My Space and other cites that connect you with people around the world. I think we all spend way too much of our time entertaining other people. Social media is not being used in the right way, which I think its harming people. Certain things should be monitored more closely especially pertaining to people of a younger age group. All of this technology is really hurting people and not actually helping them.