Today 's Youth And Technology

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Cody Huwa
Mrs. Goddard
English Comp.
6 February 2017
Today’s Youth and Technology In today’s world, technology is heavily relied on throughout businesses, homes, schools and many other fields of importance. Technology has made an impact, not only on today’s society, but more and more on today’s youth. Many kids come into contact with technology at a young age and are usually more technologically intelligent than adults. They are practically teaching the adults how to use technology, today’s youth has grown up with technology their whole life making it easy for them to learn and grow with the the technology rather than learn it as adults today are. There are a great deal of both positives and negatives to technology when it comes to the …show more content…

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