Summary: The Influence Of Technology On Teenagers

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Technology has been expeditiously changing over previous generations. Those born between 1946 - 1964 are classified as Baby Boomers, and from 1995 - 2012 are catergorised as Generation Z. Over the years, youths become more connected to their mobile phones and given up and lost real connections and relationships? The behaviour standards and the influence from Baby Boomers has significantly altered towards the youths over the past decades. Generation Z has an overall population of 82 million worldwide, with the oldest turning 23 and the youngest turning 6 (Robinson, 2018). As part of the research, Shane Lynch was interviewed from the Generation Baby Boomers. He is 57 years old and runs his own business. The technology world is forever changing, …show more content…

Lynch states, that mobile phone Technology has changed for the better, except not all youths are using the correct way." In a survey of older Generation Z Nielsen Research discovered, 43% of youths established that texting was the main reason for having a mobile phone (The Sydney Morning Herald, 2018). Other studies have shown, 73% of teenagers have access to a smartphone/ device with a connection to the internet, meaning that all youths are interconnected, they communicate on screen instead of in person. (gettinggenz.com, 2016). What tremendously affects the way that which youths communicate towards each other and how they spend their time with one and …show more content…

20% of youths that have faced cyberbullying have thought about suicide (Arvig, 2017). 42% of youth report that what they see and read on social media directly influences how they feel emotionally and physically and how they think (Patel o Contributor, 2018). Mr. Lynch stated, "when being a teenager in the Baby Boomers generation there was no such thing about cyber bullying, the only type of bullying was physical and the closest you could get to 'cyber' bullying was ringing someone on the fixed home phone". Bullying peaks in middle school and 81% of teenagers state that bullying online is easier to not get caught doing (Arvig, 2017). According to a study, 25% of youths from Generation Z admitted to having written negative comments online about teenagers they know (Stein, 2016). Youths are afraid of missing out on mindless 'gossip' and get sleep deprived which can lead to extensive mental problems of anxiety and depression. Cyber bullying leads to lifelong problems which can affect youth's future relationships, work place, trust, and

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