Technology and Today's Youth Essays

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Technology affects everyone! Whether positive or negative, we are all affected, how it manifests itself into problems for youth will be studied and debated for years. Balancing technology throughout the educational process and keeping with current trends and uses of technology will affect everyone. Technology has transformed our youth’s daily and social lives. How do we measure the effects of technology on our ability to socialize or have a successful social life? Socializing is not just talking face to face, it’s our ability to interact, learn, and create original thought. Technology hindering today’s youth and their ability to socialize is affecting their capacity to read, write, and communicate. Today’s youth depends on careful…show more content…
Parents and educators have a daunting task of introducing technology that still inspires their creative thought process and social interaction in a way that transfers into everyday life.
Forums and blogs argue technology has given children with disabilities and introverts the ability to learn through new technologies. This argument is limited to how these individuals learn and not how they do, once integrated into society. Social interaction in today’s youth is hindering factor due to increased use of technology. If we could find a way to sit at home and work and not interact in society, then they would be better off, but that is almost impossible. There will always be a need to interact within society to work, play, and live. Survey taken by 1280 people asks, “Does technology help students' social skills, or hurt them? They concluded interruptions by email, social networks, text messaging and other software tools account for over half the distractions and individual faces on a daily basis. “In fact, 45% of employees work only 15 minutes or less without getting interrupted, and 53% waste at least one hour a day due to all types of distractions.”(edutopia.org) Study suggests the general concern of the negative aspects technology has the development of interpersonal skills, like listening, emotional intelligence and empathy. Children and young adults are easily

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