Technology Effects On Children

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The advancement of technology over the years has turned devices that used to take up entire desks into gadgets no bigger than a book. While this advancement has its obvious perks. There are also negative side effects of this that tend to go ignored or rarely discussed. These negative side effects have the possibility of unraveling the way we raise our children and the way we as humans interact. Thus, as technology is advancing, humans are being more isolated emotionally and socially. In this essay we will be specifically looking at how technology effects are social interactions and the way we parent children. In 2015, it is estimated that nearly two-thirds of Americans own cell phones and in 2016, 78% of Americans have some form of social media. To add to these crazy statistics, Americans spend a staggering 4.7 hours a day on their phones and check their social media sites 17 times a day. What does all this mean you may ask? This means that on average Americans spend more time a day staring at their cellphone screen, than they do interacting with friends or other humans. Think about it, how many times a day do you see someone walking and staring at their phone? Or how many times have you been somewhere eating, drinking,…show more content…
As technology advances more and more throughout the years. It seems that Americans are starting to live less and less in the physical world and more in the digital world. Social interaction is a huge part of who we are as humans and it plays a part in who we become as a person. If you constantly throw a gadget or device in your children's face to occupy them. Then who is really doing the raising? You or the device they spend the majority of their time outside of school with. Technology ruling the way we interact with each other and raise our children is not a good thing. We lose what makes us human when you rely more on technology then human
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