The author of the book The Dumbest Generation is concerned over young Americans and what the digital age is doing to them. Throughout the book he cites many percentages of young Americans who are dropping out of high school and college and he blames the digital era for it. The author loves the idea of traditional values and routine and he believes that due to the amount of technology that is rising, it is killing off those core values that students need in order to grow and stay productive. He also claims that younger adults abuse their time, and their priorities compared to the older generation have changed significantly. The reasons that he gives because of these changes are due to the digital media and the advances of technology that have gone up quickly within a few years. This results in adolescent teenagers who are abusing their time over the web. Instead of trying to study and learn they are on Facebook and other social networks.
Patrick Cloonan, teacher at Manheim School District, reported to Hi-Lite Online that while some websites like YouTube have inappropriate content, it can also have beneficial materials for students. In the text it said, students have better research without web filters. This confirms that students could be asked to do an assignment and the websites that are restricted are not able to be used by those students (“NYT”).
Equality within the schools is best for all students that are enrolled, open campus and privileges should be earned by the seniors for their hard work over the last three years. Granted, juniors have worked hard over the two years they have gone to the high school, privileges should be for seniors that have earned the rights.
One of the policy the college may set is how they use the internet. If they break those rules they could face a severe consequence for not following the rules. The college must have a specific purpose of using the internet. For example, they can have access to the internet to access their emails or websites that will help them create a presentation to teach their students. They are not allowed to access certain inappropriate websites as it is irrelevant to their jobs and some websites may have viruses that could affect the computer system. As they work in a college, teachers have access to websites that students don’t. However, if they are caught trying to gain access to that site they may suffer severe consequences from the head of the college which may result in the staff being sacked for breaking the college rules they signed in their contract. They are allowed to use the internet for their own personal use in their free time for example lunch
First of all, teens are not aware of all the information that is being targeted towards on the internet so they are easily manipulated by it. In source C, Mizuko Ito states “In both friendship-driven and interest-driven online activity, youth create and navigate new forms of expression and rules for social behaviour. In the process, young people acquire various forms of technical and media literacy by exploring new interests, tinkering, and ‘messing around’ with new forms of media.” (Ito, Source C). Mizuko emphasizes that the youth are constantly bombarded by the media on the internet. This can result in constant manipulation and impact their ability to make unbiased decisions. At last, media is taking away the formal classroom setting where students were disciplined. Mizuko states “New media allow for a degree of freedom and autonomy for youth that is less apparent in a classroom setting.” (Source D). Students today have gained too much freedom which is resulting in lack of discipline. Also, schools are allowing students to browse the web as they please which leads them into believing they have the right to do anything on the internet. In conclusion, students are constantly manipulated by the media and they are given too much freedom which results in their lack of discipline in the classroom and it is making them
Duff, White & Turner, LLC “ Schools Should Punish Students for Misuse of Networking sites” (Document D). If Schools have dealt with a number of incidents concerning improper use of internet sites should be banned. I believe school computers should be used only for homework and school purposes. The internet being an open network, which includes big Social Networking sites such as Myspace and Facebook of course students are going to pay more attention to that. Schools should restrict all those websites , although there are ways around in which students use to bypass. Schools around the United States have entered into an education code in which it authorizes to expel, suspend, or removal of school. Even though some students might say the school can't get into what they do after or outside of campus. The school can engage in taking charge of conduct resulted in disruption of the school environment. The school may lawfully discipline any student for such
As a married woman, in her mid-thirties, I am a non-traditional college student. This awards me privileges most traditional students are not allowed. For example, my husband and I rent a house that has a fully working kitchen brimming with useful amenities. This provides numerous opportunities to control what I eat on a daily basis, so long as I am motivated and plan ahead. Unfortunately, countless individuals and families do not have the luxury of an operational kitchen, a necessity to eat healthy in modern society. Moreover, eating a whole food, plant-based diet, void of animal products of any kind, is troublesome even in my fortunate situation. Alas, the benefits far outweigh the struggles, so it is essential I continue living this uncommon
Contrary to general perceptions, the vast majority of students who have matched content in their work do not rely on cheat sites or paper mills. Instead, many more are using legitimate homework, academic and educational sites as research sources. The study also shows that student research and writing practices are following similar trends of the Internet as a whole. Increasingly, students rely on social networks and user-generated content sites such as content sharing and question-and-answer sites to find materials that they include in their papers. The report outlines some broad trends based on the findings of the study and offers instructors, administrators and parents steps to take to help students use and document sources from the Web.
For my own college education, I believe that students should have the freedom to connect with their professors and have self-control with technology in classrooms. Philosophers, Freire and Plato, believe
It is unfortunate to say that everything teenagers search for online is not educational or socially acceptable for that matter. For students who do use the internet to their educational advantage, grade higher than those who abuse their privilege online. As McFarlane states, “computer use alone, without clear objectives and well-designed tasks, is of little intrinsic value” (qtd. In Lavin, Korte, Davies). McFarlane states that structure and guidance is the only way to properly utilize the technology in classrooms.
Students won’t be all excited about technology and spend the whole class playing games or staying up all night messing around on the web. Students will no longer in the honeymoon phase with technology, and they won’t be as obsessed as it seems they can be in high school. Lastly, students will know the consequences of messing around when it comes to technology. Doulos should be teaching students how to handle technology and the consequences of messing around. They should know the difference between free time and work time, and how to manage the two. In college, a professor will not re-concentrate a student who is watching a movie instead of taking notes. In college students are paying to be in class, and most times in a big college, teachers will not care if they are paying attention. They expected students to have learned how to handle technology by this point. Although, how can anyone expect students to be good at this skill if they’ve never learned it. Many say that technology is a distraction to students and results in wasted time. However, High School is the time when students should learn the consequences of not being on task, because in college no one is going to be there to make sure they are doing their work. They need to know the
Congress made an attempt to place content-based restrictions on school and public library internet use in the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) of 2000. This act requires the use of some type of internet filtering software for all public libraries that attain funds from the Federal government (in the form of E-rate discounts or Library Services and Technology Act grants). Should a library refuse to comply with CIPA guidelines, that library would have to maintain its technological services without the government discount or LSTA grants. Holding to the CIPA guidelines, both the E-rate and LSTA stipulate that filters may be disabled or ‘legitimate’ sites unblocked by adults who request it, but it is unclear “whether libraries ‘must’ provide for such disabling” (Anten 79).
Don’t listen to them! The internet is a great place to learn and to prosper. It can give a teenager a career in the comfort of their own home. Its not all about playing video games and social media, teens are also out there meeting new people in chat sites from all over the country. But its not always the teens fault, we hammer them with homework assignments and tests that forces them to sit in front of the computer screen for hours. You cant blame the bad use of technology on students when we are the ones putting them in the situation.
The Internet plays a key role in the development of education. According to past research findings, 72% of adolescents surveyed reported using the Internet for school objectives and nearly all of them go online daily (Norris, 2007). Additionally, many interviewed teenagers and parents reported that Internet use is vital to complete school projects. Adolescents need to be educated on how to maximize the legitimacy and safety of online information. Adolescents awareness of the potential impact from internet use and exposure is a
Teachers need to incorporate the use of firewalls, filtering software and AUP’s into the classroom to practice ethical use of technology in the classroom. Firewalls will protect the classroom and home computers from unwanted viruses. The firewall detects when a virus is being introduced to the network and will take measures to keep the virus from infecting a computer. Filtering software is important because it will not allow students to view unwanted material or websites (Shelly, G, Gunter, G, and Gunter, R 2012). Teachers