The Children of Cyberspace: Old Fogies by their 20s

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The New York Times published an online article on January 9th 2010, which later appeared in print on January 10th 2010, titled “The Children of Cyberspace: Old Fogies by their 20s” on the impact of technology on the future behavior of children and adolescents. This article focuses on the distinctive behavior of children and adolescents depending on mini-generation gaps with the world of technology. Director of the PRC’s Internet and American Life Project, Lee Rainie, talked about how children and adolescents in the modern world, being only two, three or four years apart, have completely different experiences with technology which has accelerated the generation gap. Thus the results of these increased gaps between generations have caused younger generations to have a more peculiar, but unique way of creating expectations about and of the world. Although many believe this to be false, there has been much research on the long-term effects of modern technology on the intellectual and social development of children but nothing has yet to be proven since the modern technological era is still beginning, thus being able to say that the source doesn’t exactly influence the information. While choosing an article on April 13th 2014, I searched for an article on the impact technology has had on children. This article reminds society that times are changing and that children now a day are interacting with technology in completely different ways than what older generations could have

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