In the United States, there is an ongoing debate that’s been discussed for decades. The debate is on whether too much time around technology can harmful to a young teen’s behavior, social skills, and attention to school work. Recently two article have been released, “Blame Society, Not the Screen Time” by Danah Boyd and “Don’t Limit Your Teen’s Screen Time” by Chris Bergman, that take similar sides to the debate, but two very different approaches. Bergman explains that technology should be allowed often to take away the hunger for time in front of a screen, while Boyd demands that parents give their children more freedom to interact in order to lessen the desire for technology. Regarding the ongoing debate on technology’s effects on children,
Technology on Children’s Social Development Technology The technology in the millennial generation is quite improving, increasing, developing and addicting. Technology pertains to something situated at home and academic environment (Rowan, n.d.). Therefore, it can be referred to as computers, televisions, cellphones and other electronic gadgets. Children now a day are more exposed to technology since they like to explore new things.
In the essay "The Digital Parent Trap" by Elina Docktermank, Elina presented an argument about the advantages of technology when used by kids from the age of 3-18. Throughout the essay, she used many different techniques to strengthen her essay and persuade the readers. `One of the first way that she used to make her essay more creditable is by citing creditable sources. First she used a quote from Mimi Ito, an anthropologist at the University of California at Irvine that 's studying how technology affects young adults, "They 're no longer limited by what 's offered in school". This makes the reader think that having technology no longer limit students to what is taught in school but rather we can have all the information in the world at
Growing Up Tethered A professor at the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, Sherry Turkle talks about how kids today are attached and somewhat obsessed with technology in her article called “Growing Up Tethered.” Turkle interviews with many different teenagers about the different types of technology they possess and how it impacts their everyday life. She talks a lot about how technology can do away with our privacy and also how people feel the need to be constantly connected.
The current study is the effects of exposure to technology on young children. As we become increasingly more reliant and absorbed in technology, it is no surprise that today’s children have become avid users as well (Hatch, 2011). Children at the age of three or four already have tablets, smart phones, and others; they could easily attain technologies and would even demand for one. As it makes easier for us, technology has both positive and negative impacts especially on young children. It comes with great opportunities but these opportunities likewise come with great risk
Technology intoxicates the brains of young children and young adults, is what most parents might say when asked about the effect that technology has on the younger generations. In the article, “The Digital Parent Trap” by Eliana Dockterman, she appeals to logos, appeals to ethos, and compares the effects of technology to persuade her audience that early exposure to technology actually can be beneficial. First, Dockterman appeals to logos throughout the passage when arguing her point. In her passage, Dockterman continuously uses statistics as evidence to support her argument.
Author, Eliana Dockterman in her article, “The Digital Parent Trap,” exposes the potential benefits of technology use among young people. Dockterman’s purpose is to persuade her audience that there are benefits to early exposure to technology. Dockterman adopts a professional tone in order to get her audience into believing that technology does have its benefits and should be used more. Dockterman uses evidence, reasoning, word choice and tone that adds power to her ideas to build an argument to persuade her audience throughout her article.
Childhood is a constantly changing thing and technology follows this change so, according to Malone (2014), by stakeholders acknowledging the reconstruction of childhood they are engaging in this process – which can include ideas revolving around the use of social media. Swist, Collin, McCormack, & Third (2015) outline the positive role that social media has on children today, including things such as: increased access to both mental and physical health information and services; the support of social media in constructing children’s ideas of identity and sexuality; and increased accessibility to learning opportunities. Therefore, this technology is an important and essential tool for furthering a child’s education in a modern world. Children are now gaining additional knowledge, socialisation and play because they now use technology as an essential tool to produce meanings, identities, constructions of reality, and to spread the norms and values of their cultures
Internet is developing day to day. Internet and networks are binding us in new ways. As Rheingold argues, “There is a huge social issue at work in digital literacy, one that goes beyond personal authority. Every intercourse creates new association in a child’s brain, every email, tweet, search, or post is contributing and nourishing connections in our global brain, changing the shape of the Internet that we billions of people are progressing together. Young child brain or an internet brain both are always trying to make connections.
Children’s and young people’s use of social networks is often baffling to parents. In addition, there are huge generational gaps in attitudes toward privacy, confidentiality and an individual’s rights over the data they own and share. The issues of safety, privacy, online predation and cyberbullying are complex, both technically and psychologically, and parents may find it a struggle to keep up. These factors point to an urgent need to encourage parents to engage with their children and to discuss their online activities, whatever their level of experience. Getting involved will allow parents, guardians, educators and other trusted influencers to keep children and young people out of harm’s
Senator has a logical main point and her arguments have reasonable basis, even though she justifies most of her arguments with her own experiences. There are a lot of studies and rumours regarding teenagers’ use of the internet and the social-media’s supposed threat to the young people’s ability to concentrate. Most adults do not have experiences with the internet and social media from a young age, but teenagers these days do. As Susan Senator implies, it is hypocritical of adults to worry so much about young people’s internet use, while not considering their own at all. Underestimating the youth’s comprehension of what the social-media involves is insulting and degrading.
Canada is a highly industrialized nation, it has one of the world’s most highly developed science and technology sectors. Canada is considered amongst the most generous governments to support business research and development in the country. Global R & D strengths in industrial sectors including aerospace, ICT, oil & gas extraction and pharmaceuticals. In 2011, about 1.88 % of the country’s GDP was from Research and Development
That being said, the internet could be a very dangerous thing for children to discover. The internet has many uses and can teach us many great things but letting children use it can lead to bad things, such as changes in attitude, thought process and general health conditions. It could corrupt their minds in ways that may not be suitable for the youth. An example of negative access to the internet would have to violence.
Thus, the shy may see the internet as a tool for them to express and perform activities without them having to experience the negative effects associated with their social interaction (Scaely, Phillips, & Stevenson, 2002). Despite the benefits that the Internet brings, its negative impacts such as excessive, misuse, physical and psychological problems have drawn the attention of many researchers (Greenfield, 2000).