Are Smartphones Hurting The Younger Generations?

938 Words Nov 10th, 2015 4 Pages
In my Unit 4 essay, I propose to argue that Smartphones are hurting the younger generations. Since the younger generation is born into a society where information, education, entertainment, and everything else, is just a click away, they are certainly living in the information age with technology that just a few years ago was unthinkable. Many people do not realize how this is an issue. The media also portrays a big role on how we react things because it has set a mark that smartphones can send emails, get directions, take high quality pictures and videos, play games and of course make phone calls. It makes sense that smartphones gained so much consumers including teens because it’s literally handheld computers for their thumbs and it’s the best technology that ever existed just like televisions and computers. But it’s sitting a concern on the academic aspects of kids and teens. Many teens don’t even know what’s happening in their surroundings let alone paying attention in class. This argument is different from others that I have done because it’s concerning a particular age group which will bring better understanding about why we ought to be concerned. In this essay I’m going to closely examine what apps are being use and how the media is shaping our society and how it’s affecting an individual.
According to Sherry Boschert (2013), author of Teen smartphone addiction tied to psychopathology, “11% of children and 8% of all ages were addicted to smartphones.” Dr. Lee is a…
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