We rely so much on technology that if it were to be taken away, most of our daily efforts would be rendered useless. As we accumulate these technologies, they are slowly landing in the hands of children. There is no doubt that technology today is perpetuating our productivity, but what is it doing to the development of children? There are several detrimental effects of technology towards children, mainly stunting brain development, isolating them from the real world, as well as severely affecting their health. The prime issue that affect children hooked on technology is brain development.
The Effects of Technology on Today’s Children Technology can be used for many things, some positive, some negative. The effects that are now being documented on children whom are left unattended for hours on end are nothing but negative. Long term damage is more prevalent in the recent studies than ever before. Researchers are finding that many parents are using the internet and other forms of technology to “raise” their children. Thus leaving small children to have free reign, and spending hours “plugged in” to any form of technology is detrimental to many areas of the child’s life.
In recent years, there has been growing concern over the possible influence of aggressive and sexually-explicit media on children and teenagers (Gore, 1987). The displays of graphic language, drug activity, sexual content and crime, has begun to cause an epidemic in adolescents. Whether it’s the music they listen to the video games they play or the television show they watch. Sexual activities and violence has become part of the adolescent lifestyle. The increase of these contents and the public ignorance to it has cause a problem in society.
Technology may bring well to some, but the more it changes the more harmful it becomes. Technology is harmful in ways such as; a person becoming lazy, cyber bullying, and it makes it easier for thieves to get the job done. Technology needs to be dealt with before it gets out of control. One reason technology has become harmful is because it has made Americans lazy people. Text message is number one in technology laziness.
However it provides an entirely new medium for effective bullying known as cyber-bullying as well as stalking. In addition, the ease of communication provided by social networks is also its potential downfall; people are losing touch with real face-to-face friendships and seeing them more as a series of words and abbreviations through a screen. Further, while most people will appreciate the benefits of social media, there will inevitably be a minority who choose to abuse the privileges that social media offers. Sometimes, people aren't aware that a difference is being made, and in the case of social media, this applies, however, the difference that is being made, is one that we aren't aware of, because we wish not be aware of it. Social media is a new medium for communicating, and while some discredit its communication format for having its users being unable to convey emotion and discouraging proper spelling and grammar, these aren’t the flaws that should be scrutinised.
As a result on this family and society negligence on our youth, many children and teenagers have psychological problems that are expressed in different ways through inappropriate cognitive development and deviant behavior. Adolescence violence has skyrocketed in the US leading to a number of young people involved in criminal process, dead, or in prison because they have expressed a violent learned behavior. The Television industry is a greedy business. In the search for profit, TV outlets designed programming and advertisements targeting specific demographics. Children and teenagers (youth) are more apprehensive to media manipulation and consume in high demands the content that is supplied.
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.
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
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.