It is said 92% of teens have online access; in this, the most common social media platform being Facebook at 71%. This is continued by Instagram at 52% and Snapchat at 44% (“Teen Cell Phone Addiction”). Another suggestion for hindering excessive cell phone usage is to remove these distracting applications. This would allow the user to avoid automatically going to these applications. This is also a tie to the out of sight, out of mind idea; removing applications from the forefront is what can hinder excessive amounts of time spent
National statistics state that 55.2% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students have experienced cyberbullying. It is hard to believe that about 160,000 students stay home from school every day because of bullying. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, girls are more likely than boys to experience cyberbullying. They are also more likely to be the ones who post unsolicited pictures of others online to embarrass them. It also states that members of the Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are twice as likely to commit suicide due to cyberbullying.
“Millennial drop-off voters do not feel informed enough to vote in local elections. They struggle to find information about local elections and don 't know which sources to trust," according to the Knight Foundation study” (High 1). Until recently, many information about local elections could be only found on newspapers and television in which those two sources are being used less by millennials every single day. Younger people rely on the internet and other social media outlets to gather information in today’s modern world. Younger people simply do not read newspapers or watch television as much as before due to the internet However, this explains why older people vote more than younger people because they use newspapers and television more which gets them better informed and causes a bigger voter turnout.
Two studies say we they might be. “One found that people who are interrupted by technology score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test”. “A second showed that some students, even when on their best behavior, can't concentrate on homework for more than two minutes without being distracted by social media or writing an email. (How).” 3 Explanation:This shows that students can’t even do their homework without being distracted by their phones, laptops, ect. Transition Sentence:Everyone likes technology but how much is too much?
Snapchat has such a vogue that there are no signs of its decline any time soon. Like other social media, the damage caused is due to the abusive use of the application rather than the application itself. This scurrilous use of Snapchat is a representation of the behavior of its users. Demographics: The dedicated user base of Snapchat cannot be ignored , though its not familiar among Facebook and Instagram marketers.According to a report, more than 10 billion videos per day in 2016,are watched by Snapchatters, which was 2 billion per day, in 2015.Snapchat is not being used by the whole world currently, but according to an e-marketers forecast its number of users is expected to increase in progressing years. It is used by all age-groups, mostly women.
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.
Without easy access from the smartphone apps that include video chat it would still be very hard for people to have “face to face” conversations without traveling far distances. This is much easier than writing letters or only being able to hear their voice in a phone call. Along with the connection of video chat through the smartphones, texting as hit an all time peak with the new generations. Yes texting was used with the regular flip phone, but it has become significantly easier and more efficient for people to use. Now that 83% of americans have smartphones, not including regular cellphones, it has made it so much easier to send a quick text message.
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.
Now a day’s most of the people engage themselves in Social media without being bothered about what is its impact on our lives. Today our society is more concerned in face book friends where people don’t interact face to face. Social Media has a great impact on business also but only if it is planned strategically otherwise it can be a big failure. It is estimated that 80 percent of teen are Internet users. So, it is no doubt our real world social lives are seeing some changes.
Modern technology is not always a good thing, sometimes it needs to be limited. Nobody wants to feel as if they are being watched. Truthfully, if they have social media accounts, they are being watched. Facebook’s entire business model revolves around them being able to share your information (Anderson 1). Typically, if companies were caught doing this there would be an outrage.
If video games are not enough, many Americans also use many forms of social media. Texting, twitter, and facebook are just a few examples of the social media that have gotten people injured or killed many people due to easily avoidable accidents. When people walk along the roads with a phone with their hands, "pedestrian injuries due to cellphone use are up 35 percent since 2010" (Distracted Walkers.) And because of these careless pedestrians, many cities have made speed limits lower than they used to be. Something that could be
Some people neglect their family or friends for technology. People can miss out on life if they are busy trying to record it. Parents using phone can spread of use of phones and ignoring someone to entertain themselves. In the article, “For the Children’s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone,” Patti Neighmond said, “Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail - and the consequences for their children can be troubling”. This shows that kids will be more likely to use technology if there parents are doing it.
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.
These small businesses’ would lose a large portion of their clients due to slow network speed. Before reading these articles, I had no idea what net neutrality was. I was unaware of the rules set in place, and did not know that there were people who wanted to change these rules. Applying these rules to mobile would be a good idea. A large majority of people use their phone over their computers to buy a product or service, so translating these rules to mobile would be beneficial for the same reasons.
Technology is killing our friendship. I think the Technology is killing our friendships because people are spending more time on their phones than hanging out with their friends. “ 94% of teens who have a smartphone get on it daily” (Tarshis, Pg. 19). That is how much kids get on their phone a day when they have free time during the day.