Technology And Technology Essay

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Technology brings social media which is a social issue, affecting us in a negative way than we think. Growing up I have noticed that nobody really pays attention to what matters anymore. Technology has affected my well-being, and at times it has divided me from what truly matters in life. I feel as if technology has become more important than the value of family, building relationships, and socialization. I need to know how myself and the others around me can disconnect from technology, and get back to being more physically involved in each other's life. I’m sure we’ve all noticed the disconnect we experience from having a cell phone. The phone we all constantly check every time it buzzes with a new message preventing us from…show more content…
Children should not be left unsupervised with access to social media and technology. Parents should always be aware of and use the parental controls on their children’s devices. Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair takes an in-depth look at how the internet and digital revolution are that is changing the childhood and family dynamics. She mentions, the focus of the family has turned to the glow of the screen. Easy access to the internet and social media has erased the boundaries that protect children from unsavory aspects of adult culture. I agree with her book “ The Big DISCONNECt” 100 percent. Children desperately need parents to provide what tech cannot. . I don’t believe children should have their own technological devices at such a young age. Too much technology can be harmful to a young child because it replaces communication with negative aspects.
Many partners complain that their “other half” is physically present, although they are mentally consumed by the distraction of social media. In one of the relationships I was in, my social media accounts got in the way of my partner and I. Social media greatly affected our communication. I noticed our dates turned into us staring at our phones, due to the compulsion we all have to pick up our cell phones every five minutes. Social media was actually one of the most detrimental issues in my relationship. Most of the time we spent together turned into him playing games on his phone which was very frustrating. I

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