Access to technology over the last decade has been increasing, and even our children now have access to complex devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets. According to the 2012 Canadian Internet Use Survey: “In 2012, 83% of Canadian households had access to the Internet at home, compared with 79% in 2010” (Statistics Canada). This demonstrates that technology is a fundamental aspect of Canadian’s lives, with the majority of Canadians having access to internet at home. This is a privilege which previous generations did not have, and one has to wonder how this will impact future generations. Access to technology during ages of development must have some sort of effect on children, altering the ways in which they communicate, develop, …show more content…
The data collected from ethnographic research is mostly qualitative data, so the absence of quantitative data is a limitation to this method. Although ethnography does not produce quantitative data, it is an insightful method which helps understand the experience of the individuals observed. As Dominick and Wimmer (2014) explain: “Data analysis in ethnographic research follows the same patterns as other forms of qualitative research. The researcher searches for patterns and general themes in the data” (p. 149). Other mixed methods research will help strengthen some of the limitations of qualitative …show more content…
How and will new technology alter the growth and development of our youth? “Children 's Use of the Internet: Reflections on the Emerging Research Agenda” by Sonia Livingstone (2003) examines the research conducted on children and young people concerning their use of the Internet. Livingstone suggests that the public’s concern regarding children and their use of the Internet influences the research conducted in this area. Livingstone critically examines the strengths and weaknesses of this research, and one of her conclusions is this: “ First, are children a special group? As already noted, most research on the social uses and impacts of the internet neglects children, too easily presuming them included in discussions of ‘the population’ or unproblematically ‘spoken for’ in surveys of parents” (p. 158). This criticism of research in this field can be rectified by the following
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“’I’m addicted to the Internet, I admit it.’ He wrote. ‘It has transformed the way I work as a senator, communicate with my children, and keep tabs on news and cultural developments.’” He was one of the many Americans that saw the potential in the internet. It can not only help adults in their daily activities, but it can also help educate children and young adults in modern problems that they will face.
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
I find ethnographic to be a great way to collect information but there are limitations of ethnographic research that can be found. Participants during the observation might present an ideal behavior or tell the researcher what they think the researcher would like to hear which I found at some point with Hernandez research. Although this limitation can affect the attempt to provide an accurate description, this limitation usually occurs at the initial stage of the research. Hernandez suggests the researchers not to accept too readily the validity of initial impression. Another way to avoid this problem is by treating the participants not as research subject.
It takes a great deal of time to participate in observing and conducting long interviews. Ethnography is a good way to collect research data because it enables you to observe people in their natural surroundings. Ethnography enables research enables you to experience their way of life. The ethnographic method is not always the best method to use when collecting observational research data related to healthcare and health informatics.
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
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.
The sense of family no longer denotes or represents what it did 30 to 50 years ago. Adults of 30 to 50 years ago matured watching shows such as Hazel or The Brady Bunch. The household had one landline, and the only media we watched was not social. These shows make it obviously transparent that the father is the provider, and the mother is the homemaker and the children’s caretaker. The nightly televised tv shows with clear role assignments were the norm for that era.
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
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
As technology evolves, people have considered it to be a very beneficial tool that helps us with a variety of things. However, many of us have not considered the impact it has on our kids. Our kids are becoming more "exhausted". Why may that be? Thanks to Frank Bruni an American journalist who published his article in the New York Times where he collaborate with teenagers.
Simple skills such as typing on a keyboard and using a mouse at home supports assists digital communication, watching television and usage of mobile phones (viewing pictures or videos) aids communication over a period and distance and listening to the radio, watching Youtube videos helps in forming musical expressions (McPake et al. 2013). Burnett 2010 states that the preschool education is now transforming their lessons into the digital world and the children’s exposure to technology at home allows them to gain more experience before entering preschool. Like how children will get excited and driven as they are using a recognizable game from their habitus (Miller et al. 2012). Bearing in mind that parents and teachers control over children’s usage of computers or access to technology is important so that they do not fall into getting wrong answers and ideas about learning (Plowman & Stephen
Therefore it is necessary for the supervision of parents when children access the internet and play social media. It is also important that education in telling children about the danger of excessive use of the Internet or social media. The role of parents and the environment around us really affect how the mindset of children in this digitalization
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).
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.