The article Sherry wrote explain that technology not only took over people but there community while Jenna Warthan, the author of “I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight “and a writer for new York times, argue that social media such as Facebook messenger, Twitter, Instagram and snap chat does not control us but help us be closer to friends and family at all times.Wortham also, admit that the internet makes us more comfortable, for example she says that video messages our more casual than phone
There have been many studies done on the negative psychological and sociological effects of technology while some may be true technology has its share of positive effects on society. The advances of technology have aided in the access to information from relatively anywhere. According to Hepburn (2013) “By the end of 2014, the number of Internet users was expected to be almost 3 billion, two-thirds of whom live in the developing world, and the number of mobile broadband subscriptions was expected to reach 2.3 billion globally” (as cited in Yáñez, Okada, & Palau2015, p.89). It has become easier to stay connected to family, friends, access personal information, and has improved educational opportunities. Technology is always evolving and changing for the better. “Mobile technologies and networks are increasingly expanding in their sophistication and capacity, and new applications (software programs) are enhancing the ways in which individuals interact” (Giota, 2014).
Drug and alcohol addictions are illnesses that require some type of effective treatment to overcome them. I believe that women don’t intentionally expose their fetuses to drug or alcohol abuse, but if it happens, I believe the problem needs to be identified and addressed immediately because obviously there is a problem. In my opinion, I believe that women should be punished for exposing their fetuses to drug and alcohol abuse. The fetuses are innocent and shouldn’t have to suffer on the ignorance of their mother. I think that treatment should be offered and monitored frequently. If the program is not followed by the pregnant woman, then she should not be allowed the opportunity to raise the child until she has proven that she will provide a
With the advent of information technology, the ways different aspects of life work and operate have changed a great deal. Media has always had a great influence in molding the culture of a society. There was a point of time when television and radio were invented and when computer was invented and there was little connection between the two. Time then travelled fast then through the age of cassettes, records, VCDs, DVDs, flash drive and then the internet. Media also started to go satellite on a massive scale and there came a point of time when media and digital communication systems became closely integrated with one another, opening the dimensions to digital media.
According to Wartella and Jennings, “Research has shown that media—along with family, peers, and school—can be a major agent of socialization and learning (35-36).” New technology is the emerging technologies of an era that have a significant impact on social life (Henslin 58). New technology consists of computers, satellites, the internet, and the microchip (58). In extension this also includes things like e-mail, blogs, video games, e-cash, and podcasts. According to Henslin, “Socialization is the process by which people learn the characteristics of their group—the knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, norms, and actions thought appropriate for them (69).” A great example of socialization is the social class groups. The different groups have polar opposite attitudes, norms, and values. The upper class might value sports cars, and designer clothes while the middle class values ordinary, affordable cars, and clothes from a less expensive clothing store. New technology and its impact on the socialization process is present in people’s everyday lives, in fact it’s present in many parts of their lives.
The content of this paper is an interview with Laura Crain from the McHenry County Substance Abuse Coalition. In the paper I touch on the history of the Coalition and how its evolved throughout the years. The coalition has a lot of involvement with the community in various counties. The work on a larger scheme rather than on a one to one basis. This interview covered the mission and goals set for the Coalition. Laura discussed with me the influences internal as well as external that affect the Coalition. Another thing we discussed was the struggles that come along with running an organization like this. I also touched on my personal experience and my thoughts regarding my internship.
It is a well-known fact that technology and media outlets today play a major role in a person’s life. Generally, a person has access to the media through cellphones, computers, radios in a car and television. It may be perceived by some, even within a technologically advanced society such as America, that media has no effect upon enhancing cultural relationships, though many social networks do indeed connect cultures.
Our local governments including the mayors offices, police departments, school corporations, health departments, family services, mental health services, prosecutors’ offices, juvenile justice system, judges, courts, drug task force need to improve in their roles in the preventing and controlling of drug abuse. They need to address drug abuse prevention can control issues.
The following section discusses key strategies to address the substance misuse practices such as: binge drinking, prescription drug abuse and heroin use among NH young adults. The main sub-themes identified by young adults include: academia education, community resources, outreach education, family and friends, peer involvement, key messages and alternative strategies.
Preventing substance abuse involves developing numerous strategic partnerships. Substance abuse is a multidisciplinary issue, and requires a correspondingly multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach. The strategy for drug abuse prevention must begin with segmenting the market, or analyzing the needs of the community. Is the greatest proportion of abusers in the community youth? If so, what kinds of drugs are most commonly used in the community? Are seniors in the community abusing prescription medications? The strategy will be more effective when there is a better idea of the demographics of the target population.
In his article, The Mediatisation of Society Theory, Hjarvard (2008) deduces that media simultaneously become an integrated part of society, not to mention the existence of new media like the Internet. In fact, this integration of Internet into our daily life has made us live in the digital age where information is shared in real time and in global context. Castells (2007) even argues that in this digital age, people are able to expand their local communication activities to
A new technology comes up and it integral the families and individuals life, wondering what can a technology reflect or interfere in our daily bases. Social media has many conflict that makes individuals be attached too. Families not having to visit each other face to face, because it’s an easier way to connect by socialism, such as network. Socialism in this aspect decreases the daily outdoors activity and having a good time with the family. A relationship with the family should bond. But individual families are becoming lazier. They try to find a way to make it much easier on them by texting, calling, Facebooking, last but not least tweeting. Communicating
Technology has revolutionized communication and the world like nothing before. The Internet has given the world a freedom never explored in the past. The Internet has broken communication barriers to an extreme level. Now day’s two people from two different countries can talk or chat without interactions. Internet has given people the ability to connect forever through social networking. Some of the biggest world social networking services are Facebook and Twitter. Through technology communication is made much easier, but the communication with the people that are right next to us might be getting weak. Technology has its positive and negative impacts on society. It could keep us informed, but it could also affect anyone’s communication life. Even though it’s an easy communication barrier it’s being over used by society every day. The Internet has charge everyone and everything over the years, it has giving us the ability to be informed on a much deeper level. Families are losing their communication, but not just because of technology. Not everything is positive when it’s about technology. It could help us connect no matter the distance, but we could lose communication and relationships. The world has not yet notice that losing important face to face communication because of technology it’s important.
During the 1950s, kids could not wait to get home from school and get outside with the rest of the neighborhood kids. There was no xbox, ipod, or cell phone; instead it was hide and seek, tag, baseball, capture the flag, and ghost in the graveyard. Kids played until dark, or until the street light came on day in and day out. Technology was just coming about so it was a privilege to have TV or a phone in the house. Overall, entertainment has always served the same purpose, to bring people together who enjoy the same things and being provided with amusement and enjoyment. Whether it be a flat screen tv or radio talk show the intentions are to watch the news or listen to the weekly tv show for entertainment. Whether reading a magazine or Time article off the tablet, it is still the same information often times for entertainment. Humans naturally make friends with people who enjoy the same hobbies they do and the continuous improvement of technology only makes that easier and more efficient for people all around the world. Although talking to friends or family online is not the same thing as physical interaction, people still find the enjoyment of interaction as those who did back in 1950. From 5 channel televisions to smart tvs, rotary phones to cellular smart phones, and typewriters to computers; new and improved technology serves the purpose of making people’s everyday lives easier and efficient.
The 21st century is often referred to as the digital age. Former ways of communicating ideas and communicating with each other are becoming obsolete as cyber culture takes over. For many of us the use of new technologies and social media sites have changed our way of life and has shaped how others view us on online platforms. Many view mass media and digital culture as a brilliant and successful phenomenon as it’s a product of the development of technology however to what extent is it impacting our lives and how we view the world, ourselves, and others?