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.
Tens of millions of players once called this game home, but now it’s only a shell of its former self. Only a couple thousand players log in every day now, whereas most migrated to newer and better games. Nobody cares about this relic. The game was one of the first of its kind to hit the markets. Players rejoiced at the realistic scenery and splendid gameplay.
Forty million people a day view Instagram stories, 79% of teenagers use Snapchat once a day, and 51% use it at least eleven times a day. In fact, teenagers use on average five screens a day (Patel, “10 Tips”). The use of social media makes teenagers happier and cures their boredom after school. However, problems arise when young people find all their satisfaction on social media. All this time spent on social media and whether you get enough “likes” could result in a bad outcome and cause poor health.
How Young Is Too Young For A Smartphone? Today about 80 percent of teens between 12 and 17 own a smartphone, and it’s not uncommon to see three and four years old becoming quite fluent with using a touch tablet or a touch device, so by the time they turn 6 or 7 years old they are very comfortable with the mobile devices. But how young is too young for a smartphone? Mobile phone is a need nowadays, it is a source for a person to contact his friends and family. In a case of emergency one can contact his family or friends, so it proves to be a very beneficial thing for all.
The main one that stands out to me is mobile devices, I worked as a community support worker for several years and used google maps several times a day. It allowed me to be more efficient, punctual and reliable. It also allowed us to view the clients care plan, updated assessments and made it easier to clock in and out giving us a better efficiency rate in order to gain more contracts. I also enjoy being able to socialize hands free via Bluetooth as I spent several hours a day on the road. In a business aspect technology is a huge advantage because they can communicate with other companies all over the world.
Did you know that statistics show that the average American spends 40 hours a week watching TV (Chambers, 2015)? Some Americans even spent 121 billion minutes a month on social media. Those numbers astonish me. I think before my starting college I may have heard TV that much at least, but I was and am too active to sit while listening to watch it. As for the Facebook, I was active, possible not this much, but some of my friends think I 've died because I no longer have time to write my funny daily novels in the life of Rhondaism 's, as it is referred to; or sadly even say hi.
The internet has given a new perspective to dating. All the days of waiting for someone special to walk into your life are gone, thanks to online online dating. with the availability of free online dating websites gives an endless amount of people to meet. There are several advantages with this form of dating, but there are also many disadvantages to be aware of before deciding to go into the world of online dating. About 81% of online dating users lie about either their height, weight or age in their dating profiles.
Behavioral changes from one generation to the next naturally occur little by little. Nonetheless, changes in adolescent behavior from the millennial generation triumphing it have been substantial and revolutionary. Today’s teens have never witnessed a world without internet. The majority of them possess smartphones and waste several hours each week on social media. But while numerous parents may feel allayed about their teens’ seeming uninterested in drinking, driving and dating, they could perhaps be overlooking the effects that continuous internet access has on their teens’ mental well-being.
Trough technology, equality, divorce, and other family traditions, families of modern day vary from old style families. Adults and children in modern time are too worried about their phones, social media,and electronics. In the text “Quality Time, Redefined” Alex Williams said that Americans today are logging in on their social media from mobile devices multiple times a day, twice the amount Americans used to login at their homes in 2004. (Williams, 2011, p. 95). People today are logging into their accounts much more than what people used too.
According to the statistic, 95 percent of adolescents(12-17) use the internet, and 81 percent of them use Social Network Service (or Social Network Site). 94 percent of adolescents who use SNS joined Facebook, which is the most universal social media site (Sterling). As the teenage SNS users are increasing continuously, not merely advantages that television news or journals are never able to have and that the Internet can only have like exchanging information in real time appear, but disadvantages like addiction or cyberbullying are on the rise. Although SNS has positive effects to adolescents such as communicating, getting information, and building relationship, Social Network Service exerts negative influences more than positive. Therefore, people should recognize the problems on SNS and find the solution.