The Current Youth 's Participation

858 Words Jul 31st, 2014 4 Pages
The current youth’s participation in modern technology can have favourable and adverse effects on their development. Technological progression has expanded a person’s understanding or the opportunity to further one’s understanding on health. This advancement has a number of positive effects on our developing youth. The main benefit of youth’s relationship with technology is having a source of information readily available for their serious inquires. The internet is a prime method of accessing crucial data that is not available to them in their traditional education. The obvious advantage to this is that youth can be better informed, behave responsibly and spread this knowledge to others. It is unrealistic in today’s world to shelter youth from learning about essential aspects of life. Mental health is often viewed in a negative light and seeking awareness of one’s mental health can be challenging. Youth who have mental health issues, such as anoxia, are stigmatized as outcasts or varying from the norm. In traditional educational settings, the information about mental health is simplistic. It covers the general aspects of mental health. Also, it can show individuals with mental health issues not as an illness but as a personal issue, reinforcing their otherness. Technology allows youth to gather information about mental health issues with a variety of perspectives. They get to access materials on these serious issues without the stress or shame that may come with…
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