Essay On Negative Impact Of Technology

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Technology has played a huge role in the lives of people and it continues to grow. Many people think that technology has negative impacts on individuals and families while others think that there are positives in having technology. Including technology in daily lives is important because it can make life simpler. With technology, everything is at your fingertips and can be easily accessed. The objective of this paper is to describe a negative impact of technology, a positive impact, and clearly discuss how technology is helpful for families. One way that technology is harmful for families is that it invades in ones’ privacy. Parents are quick to buy their kids the latest gadgets, but do they know that they are harming their kids? According to Mayer (2013), many children, mainly teens, are more prone in visiting inappropriate sites including news with graphic content, sites run by hate groups, or chatrooms that are inappropriate for their age. These chatrooms that teens enter can be watched by cyberstalkers that have the improved technology to learn things that are private to people such as, addresses, social security numbers, or other important private information. Another way that technology is invading privacy is when people choose to set up cameras in their home, especially “spy cameras” that are hidden behind items that people would not usually check for cameras. These cameras are being heavily promoted in ads throughout social media pages (Meyer, 2013). Setting up
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