With the development of the telephone that was connected to a dialer via cable to wireless transmitted mobile phones. Reflecting on how she communicated in her youthful days, Mrs. Nguyen stated, “If we wanted to meet up somewhere, we would go to each other homes or meet at school and plan there, there were no such things as phones.” It is obvious to see that social change has taken place between generation X and Z. As the youth of generation Z are very reliant on mobile phones, found from the age of 13-17, 73% of teenagers obtain or are granted access to a smartphone and whereas 12% either choose not to have one or do
Jean M. Twenge despises smartphones! That is the initial reaction to the title of her article “Have Smartphones Destroyed A generation?” . This will be an analysis of the effectiveness of the article written by Jean M. Twenge about the effects of smartphone usage on younger generations. With modern reliance growing more heavily on smartphones and younger generations being born with these devices around them, Twenge has gathered information pertaining to this new generational adaption that began to show signs around 2012. “Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen behaviors and emotional states. The gentle slopes of the line graphs became steep mountains and sheer cliffs, and many of the distinctive characteristics of the Millennial
"Grandpa, I am going to get on my phones and play games," Maria declared. "A telephone is a tool that should be used to make emergencies, share some news, and make appointments." I said. "Grandpa, I am just going to play one game," my Maria said.""I am going to tell a little history on how the phones were when we growing up."" I guess I will listen.""When we were growing we didn't have it made like
In Susan Campbelle article, she tells her audience that today children who have access to cellphones are using it for inappropriate use. She argues that children believes that “Cellphones are the most important thing in the world” (1) She then tells us a story of a ten year old boy and how his parents deal with his addiction of cellphones usage. The article works primarily around the kids and parents that the author interviews and quotes that, “Children are using their cellphones inappropriate nowadays. I will use this essay in order to contextualize my argument about why cellphones
Whether you’re getting directions, calling a loved one to let them know you’re running a little late, or checking Facebook to catch up with an old high school friend, cell phones have began to dominate our technology based society due to their easy accessibility and endless uses. While “nine-in-ten Americans own a cell phone and nearly two-thirds own a smartphone,” the cell phone is has become one of the only things the vast majority of people deem necessary in their life (Rainie et al., 2015). “Ch 1: Always on Connectivity,” written by by Lee Rainie and Kathryn Zickuhr, explains how dependent adults really have become of our cell phones. “8 Fascinating Facts About How Teens Use The Internet And Social Media” elaborates
I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the sight of a three-year-old picking up an iPad and navigating it with no issues. I considered myself as part of the technological generation, but I had never stopped to think about the next generation after us. After reading Hanna Rosin’s “The Touch-Screen Generation”, I began to think about the future and what technology will mean for the later generations. Rosin goes through an analysis of the technological options children have today and the research done over the implications of this new era. I, however, want to further examine Rosin’s choices made in this article to appeal her argument to the audience.
“Put down the phone, turn off the laptop, and do something-anything-that doesn’t involve a screen” (Twenge 63). It is astonishing the amount of time teens spend on phones. Jean Twenge discusses the negative effects smartphone usage has created among the young and past generations in the article, “Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation”. The purpose of Twenge’s article is to aware readers about the many issues the smartphone usage has created on generations. Twenge narrates different stories about young teen’s experiences with phones and social media. Twenge also provides readers with statistics and some studies of many effects caused by smartphones. Twenge gives emphasize to differences between generations. According to Twenge, today’s
(Introduction) “Put down the phone, turn off your the laptop, and do something-anything-that doesn’t involve a screen” (Twenge 63). It is astonishing the amount of time teens spend on phones. Jean Twenge discusses the effects smartphone usage has created among the younger and past generations in the article, “Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation”. The purpose of Twenge’s article is to aware readers about the many consequences the smartphone usage has impacted generations.
In the article, “Has the Smartphone Destroyed a Generation,” Jean M. Twenge uses rhetorical devices and appeals to build her credibility on how smartphones are destroying this generation's teenagers. The author presents several pieces of evidence to prove she’s correct, and shows how teenagers of this generation think and behave differently than their predecessors.
Fallows appears to have written this editorial based on her examination of a change that has a occurred in our society, and a wonder of how this change affects the people, specifically the children, involved. In the year 2013, when this editorial was written, according to the PewResearch Center, cell phone usage among adults was at 91% up from 65% in 2004. In the same year, other articles emerged about the negative affects of cell phone usage among adults when around children. One article, published in The Guardian, stated that “parents should stop checking their mobiles and listen to their children when they are talking to them.” Fallows opens her editorial with an observation she has when walking through her neighborhood with her grandson. She notices that the adults she sees are not talking with their children but talking on the phone or texting.
In “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” written by, the Psychology Doctor, Jean M. Twenge, she presents the results produced after twenty-five years of research (Twenge para3). Her research was carried out to understand the new generation and explain how it differs to the previous generations (Twenge para9). Although her style is indeed formal, she utilized a heavy amount of credentials, logos, emotional appeal and a factual tone, to enforces her appeal on the parents of the kids of this new generation. Furthermore, she underlays her stand on the topic throughout her analysis, rather than having a direct approach and states actual percentages to compare previous generations to the new one, which leads to a sense of validity. It is not until the very end, that she finally states her stand in a more direct sense, since she has now gained the trust of her audience.
For the last couple of years’ technology has augmented our everyday life. Alex Williams, a reporter for the New York Times and an editor of the New York Magazine, would strongly agree with this. Williams believes technology has changed the way we live, and the way we interact with each other. Schools are loaning iPads, tablets, and laptops to students so they can immerse their self’s in a world of cyber learning. Teenagers are drooling over their cell phones for hours upon hours, ready to text back the boy in their Algebra class. Parents are preoccupying their little kids with games on their phones. Nevertheless, this is making life easier and simpler. Alex Williams hypothecates that technology might actually have “beneficial [attributes]
Surely, we can’t deny how technology helps us contact each other, but there is one idea that they overlooks, which is the addiction that people have on the cell phone. Whenever people congregate, the action they do is stare on the phones. Audrey, sixteen, a Roosevelt junior, describes how her relationship with her mother breaks up as her mother spent all her time on the phone every time they were together. “It could have been four days since I last spoke to her, then I sit in the car and wait silently until she’s done,” said Audrey (377). In other words, Audrey is trying to express her feeling that how the cell phone has estranged her and her mother. From these, we can tell that how technology has been a “drug” that keeps us from interacting with each
In his article “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” Jean Twenge discusses the negative impact smartphones have had on post-millennials. He begins by describing the differences between this generation and the previous generation. Post-millennials have grown up with technology and handheld devices, they are less independent, they are working less, and their period of adolescence is increasing as they take longer to accept the responsibilities of being an adult. Because of these differences, Twenge contests that smartphones have had the largest impact on the post-millennial generation. Their obsession with phones changed the way they interact with the real world. Alarmingly, Twenge believes post-millennials are on the verge of a major mental
My next attempt to fully convince my audience that children are changing as a result of technology I will include interviews from real children. I will ask them how much time a day they spend on their devices. How much time that they play out. What do they do on their