In Nicholas Carr’s article, “How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds” (November 10, 2017) Carr discusses the implications of allowing our smartphones to have such a huge effect on our lives. Smartphones serve many purposes, and have created massive societal effects throughout the world despite being introduced roughly only two decades ago. One can converse with anyone in the world at any given moment, they can watch any television show they want, and they can receive alerts so they no longer have to put effort into remembering things themselves. However, with so much control over people’s own lives, one begins to wonder about the negative consequences of the smartphones themselves. Carr brings up the question of how our minds can be negatively affected by this when he asks, “So what happens to our minds when we allow a single tool such dominion over our own perception and cognition?” While Carr is aware that the smartphone serves a countless number of useful purposes and tasks, he believes we should think deeper about the lesser known effects of our smartphones which people so easily allow to take over their lives.
Kristin Lewis, the author of "Your Phone Could Ruin Your Life", believes that smartphones do more harm than good. First off, one piece of evidence is that the author writes "58% of pedestrian deaths are kids under 19. Experts believe these tragedies are mainly due to digital distraction." This means that when crossing streets many people are looking at their phones and not checking the road like they should. Also, another piece of evidence is in the article the author said, "80% of teenagers sleep with their phone nearby."
Although cell phones can be distracting in a learning environment, they allow the students, teachers, and schools to take advantage of new technology as a resource for communication and innovation. Communication has become very mobile over the past decade, most homes no longer even have landline phones. Cell phones now provide a way for parents/siblings to contact each other during the day for rides or changes in plans. During Bloomberg administration, the Mayor of New York, many parents complained to the school board with concerns, arguing that they need “to be able to easily contact their kids” (Keima 1). The successor of Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Bill De Blasio, sided with the parents and changed the policy in order for the students and parents to feel safer.
The article Magid: Cyber security and bullying prevention are linked written by Larry Magid brings up cyber security and reveals how it is related to bullying prevention. While many are unaware that, “October is both National Bullying Prevention Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month” this article brings the two topics together(Magid). People impersonating others on their social media accounts is a major way that the two topics connect and it begins when someone knows or discovers your credentials to log into specific accounts. While they can look for the credentials or get on your device while you are not in the room people can also bully a person to give them their password. Children and teens can feel peer pressure or extremely bullying when someone is trying to get a hold of their credentials.
With a whopping 83 of American adults having a smartphone, it quickly takes social media and connects the entire world together. Social media allows people to get quick pieces of news, make new friends, and get jobs. A lot of people have the tendency to not be kept up with current events but social media creates “on the go news”. In the sense that if you’re in a waiting room or have a small break at work you have time to read through short clips of new to stay connected. The smartphone puts this at the fingertips of millions people.
Once discussing this article with Bertha Hernandez, my mother, we came to a conclusion regarding the government in social media. She inferred that she has seen multiple amounts of ads and polls in her own social media, which consists mostly of Facebook. She mentioned that she constantly sees a variety of political ads on her Facebook page every single day and on her television targeted to all individuals. It comes to show that the government is trying to get younger people to come and vote. Less and less young people vote in elections since they don’t keep up with news on television, so the government tries to reach out to them through social media.
Almost half of teens in America have seen at first hand drivers who are using their cell phones while driving. Resulting in a major problem due to, that if a teen has seen their family members using a phone while driving resulting in nothing had happened, it enables the teen to think that if they text ←and→ drive it would be the same outcome. Teens learn from their past experiences, creating a mindset of if it did not happen to them it would not happen to us, which is not the reality of anything. Accordingly, it would not be extremely shocking to find out that teens contribute to a major significance on accidents that are caused from
About an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week only Americans watch TV shows and 58 minutes a week watching things online (Schonfeld, 2012). Each day technology is developing and its becoming a big part of our society and our foreseeable future. A study shows that only 0.4% of the world population used internet in 1995, meanwhile 50.1% of world’s population used internet in 2016 (Internet Growth Statistics). People should be aware of the side effects of media, because teenagers get influenced by the things they watch and this could change the way they behave to certain things. Media affect teenagers the most because they spend a lot of time exploring things on it and this could harm them in a negative way.
The first, anonymity allows cyberbullies to prey on vuinerable peers without taking personal responsibility, just as they bring people together for constructive reasons, social media can connect dissatisfied, disgruntled, dislike, disliking, negative thoughts, and misguided people together, then they get logether and they might make a group because they have one mind, further fueling, negative attitudes and beliefs. Second, Social Media make us forget about the real world, most people prefer to spend time in Social Media, because they feel that Social Media has become a routine that they do everyday. Social Media not only make them busier than the real world, but Social Media succeeds in making them dependent or Social Media, and sometimes they forget to eat and bathe for being too passionate about Social Media, sometimes social media also make us smile by ourselves for seeing the news, or post from people who are in Social
We will check our phones for email, facebook and Instagram throughout the night. We wouldn’t even think of going to bed without have our smartphone’s tucked under our pillows. The addiction to smartphone is impacting the social and family life and creating frictions in our lives. For example, these day people spend a great deal of time using smartphone such as playing game, texting message, listening to music, watching video and surfing internet. Therefore, people isolate themselves to focus on playing with their smartphone instead of sharing time to talk to others, especially at home, during break time at work or school and even if going out to get together with friends.
For example, one theory seems to suggest that harm arises not only from misuse of the data but also from the breach itself. In both Pisciotta and Reilly, customers chose to share information with a trusted institution for a particular purpose; when malicious third parties hacked the defendants ' computer systems, customers lost control over who had access to their personal information. It is not necessary for the probability to be as high as the court in Reilly would require for the breach to cause feelings of powerlessness and anxiety. The Court’s “increased risk” analysis in Pisciotta overlaps with this control theory, but it is not coextensive. Harm under this theory would not necessarily require an increased risk of exposure, as general anxiety and stress stems from the perception of loss of control over personal information, regardless of whether an increased risk of harm can be statistically
Teenagers pose the biggest threat because they are constantly on their phones believing they can simultaneously text and drive. Statistics prove that eight of every ten texting accidents is caused by a teen driver. Making it illegal to use phones when driving would initially decrease this problem. Answering phone calls while driving is just as terrible if not worse than texting. Maybe when talking on the phone you 're still able to watch the road, but your focus is on who is talking to and what they 're talking about.
Do you think social media is good for America? Well I don’t think it’s good for our society because if you u take a look at the article ‘’Are Social Networks Messing with Your Head’’ made by David DiSalvo and in his article he talks about people in America is getting too addicted to social media. In the year of 2009 Nielson Online reported that 70 million Facebook members in the US spent 233 million hours on the app in 2009. That was 6 years ago can u picture the number now that we have more technology like cell phones that can now give off out location and etc. That’s why social media is bad for our society if u can just think about it kids, teens, and adults all post things like their pictures their location and sometimes where they live on social media.
Because of texting and driving being banned, phone calls are excessively used while driving. In the article “Texting, talking on the Phone and Driving,” the author states that even though it is not as distracting as texting, phone calls are another distracting factor in society. Especially when it comes to driving. Adults text less than teenagers, but they’re making the way to the top. Many old school parents are now learning the slang the kids use.