Digital Technology Has Made Being An Adolescence

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This assignment will identify how digital technology has made being an adolescence in the twenty first century is significantly different from previous generations. Young people in many ways are the same as they were over 100 years ago although digital technology has enabled young people to be social in many different ways. Young people are able to engage in face-to-face interactions like previous generations and at the same time they have the convenience and speed this new digital technology have produced. Both the positives and negatives of digital technology will be critically analysed. The Press Association (2014) raises a number of points about adolescence and digital technology. The amount of involvement parents has with their…show more content…
The only difference is that it has become digital. The Press Association (2014) will be analysed and linked to the different types of attachments, how identity is formed, and how communication has changed over the years with the help of texting. Supporting this assignment are articles what have been selected to back up the arguments stated. Every child and young person has some sort of attachment with their main caregiver, this attachment formed when they were in their early years (Oates 2015). Oates (2015) stated that there are different types of attachments; these include children who have a secure attachment. This means that they have a strong, healthy relationship with their main caregivers and the best start in life. Another attachment type is an insecure-resistant or ambivalent attachment (Oates 2015). These children do not have the best relationship with their caregivers in their early years and possibly into adolescence. However, as children become young people and enter adolescence their attachments start to move from their main caregivers to the peers around them. Insecure-resistant children may form secure attachments with their peers (Barrett 2015). Maccoby (1998) Arndorfer and Stormshak (2008) as cited in Barrett (2015) say how attachments change from parents to peers during adolescence. Young people tend to turn more towards same sex peers for help and advice before going to their
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