The Effects Technology and School has on Minors: Technology is an integral part of everyday And with a lot of young students having access with phones, they will most likely sneak their phones into class time to browse social media rather than learn a subject that they think is not worth their time. This could be because the school work, or something in school that is happening to the student, could force them to go on their phones to break away from the issue. And technology can cause people to get addicted and never get off the phone. But if schools integrated time for technology, maybe the issue could be solved. School can be stressful for many students with bullying or work.
Should schools ban the use of technology? Does technology improve the human condition or worsens it? Numerous parents and teachers are concerned the use of technology during school hours is affecting students time of learning. A group of teachers and parents came together to discuss the topic and concluded with the debate if schools should partake in “ Shut Your Screen Week”. The real question is should our school participate or not?
In John Gatto’s essay “Against School”, he insists that modern schooling is crippling our kids. “I had more than enough reason to think of our schools – with their long-term, cell-block-style, forced confinement of both students and teachers – as virtual factories of childness.” (para 4). The US adopted its educational system from Prussian culture and it led to a downward spiral of boredom and fear in children. Children are singled out, judged, and never taught to be a grown up and be independent.
Whether it’s teens, kids, or adults, people uses electronics and social media daily. Electronic devices are a part of everyday life. From tablets to laptops, whether it’s for education or for entertainment. It can be a positive or negative thing depending on the person using it. In the article “Antisocial Networking?”, Hilary Stout argues that social media has a poor effect on kids’ fragile mind.
One of the most common sights we see is adults and children on their phones playing games or texting rapidly. Many of us have heard that technology has negative effects on us humans physically and mentally. However, in 1953, Ray Bradbury astonishingly predicted and warned the human population against technology in his book, Fahrenheit 451. In this book, the main character, Guy Montag, is a fireman who burns books in a society where reading is illegal and is considered rebellious. However, he meets a young woman named Clarisse who led him to question the society’s rules.
Technology affects people all over the world both positively and negatively. It has help us in school and other things dealing with life but it could also hurt us. People have become lazy and distance with each other technology is ok,but we need to limit the amount of time wwe spend on the phone. “We use technology in our daily lives.
Less Screen Time Makes for a Better Teen “Today, children and teenagers spend more than seven and a half hours a day using smartphones, computers, televisions and other electronic screens.” (Jones). Too much screen time is having an adverse effect on teens’ everyday lives. Since they have to sit down and watch TV or sit down to play video games they are not getting enough daily activity. Also spending time on devices instead of homework is bringing their grades down.
Technology has become a part of our everyday life in the digital age. This not only applies to adults but also the youth. Children thirteen years-old and younger should not have a smartphone because it decreases the development of human characteristics and they are not old enough to handle the responsibility. In recent years, technology has gained a strong presence when it comes to parenting. When parents want a child to sit and behave or want them to learn early on they will pass their child a phone or tablet.
Screen Time and Children The typical answer people tell themselves or others when they, as isolated observers, are able to realize all the ongoing changes when it comes to children and electronic media is, “It is the 21th Century.” Screen time refers to the amount of time spent in Electronic Media, it includes: TV’s, computers, video consoles, tablets, and smartphones. Nowadays, people are all surrounded by screens, they can be anywhere and at any time. Therefore, it has become a virtual environment and, just as any other environment, children can be exposed to it.
Technology has defied all odds as it has been progressing over the years. At the same time, technology has become a hindrance in schools. There is a proposition for our school to participate in the National Shut Down Your Screen Week. This would be a great opportunity for us to take a break from technology and develop some social skills that allow us to connect with each other and not through a screen. Turning off technology will allow students to think for themselves.