Modern Gadgets Implications to Teenagers

6108 Words Jan 13th, 2013 25 Pages
Dealing With the Impact of Modern Gadgets on our Lives

Whether we like it or not, electric appliances and gadgets have occupied a major position in our day to day lives. Though they were invented to make life better for us in the first place, it is an undeniable fact that many of the gadgets have a negative influence upon the quality of our lives in some ways. As we cannot live without them in this modern world and they are a necessary evil, we have to find ways to reduce the negative impact of those modern appliances. Let us see some of the gadgets that we commonly use, the problems arising out of their use, and the ways of minimizing the negative effects arising from their use.

Television:
Though it might be considered as a good source
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Children should never be allowed to immerse themselves in computer games that have too vivid graphics because it curtails their ability to visualize things for themselves. The mental imagery that is developed when reading novels or stories or while listening to good story-tellers is much more vivid than even the best designed graphics. But repeated to exposure to good quality graphic games makes the child blind to such joys of the mind where the young mind imagines things, and recreates wonderful scenarios merely from vivid descriptions depicted in stories. Cultivation of active reading habits is better than passive viewing of graphic models/ games.

In fact, there are parents who feel proud that their tiny tot will not trouble anyone and will sit silently for hours if its favourite computer game is loaded on to the system. This is not correct. Children should be allowed to make a ÔÇ£nuisanceÔÇØ of themselves ÔÇô to run around the house, to break things, to ask uncomfortable questions to adults, to shout, and in short ÔÇô they should be allowed to be children ÔÇô wild and active. By restricting them to the screen at young age, we are encouraging sedentary and passive life-style which will be manifest as myriad problems when they grow up.
Psychological dependence on computers and how it impacts personal lives:
I recently came to know of a young man who was so addicted to ÔÇ£Face BookÔÇØ on the…