Smartphones On Teenagers

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Teenagers Just Don’t Understand–Smartphones Can be Harmful
Progress continues to take shape in the form of technological advancement as a means to improve our lives. We consider these advances as modern conveniences and in many respects they do improve our lives, hence, the consideration is how to integrate these advancements effectively. Consider the evolution of the Smartphone and it’s unknown long-term effects on society. For example, people born after 1995 grew up with the Smartphone technology and this device is affecting an entire generation often referred to as the “iGeneration.” Today’s teenagers do not understand a world without smartphones and their effects on their socialization, mental health, and physical health.
Take for example, social media and how it interfaces with our society; we post on various platforms to show a sense of happiness with our social interactions. Selfies have become the norm, leaving us with terms like “duck-face” and “dank” which has more meaning than actual words. The cost of all the fascination of social media connections is showing a negative trend among teens of the iGeneration. Facebook wipes away face to face interactions. Instagram posts become harsh if you do not garner enough instant “likes” on a post. Snapchat can cause you trouble in a snap and gaming gives a virtual reality that is not reality. These technological advances are affecting the socialization process of this generation causing most teens to stay home more,
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