However, technology has made a great impact in our lives, it also has made a not-so-great impact and is leading teens to very serious situations.For example, technology such as iPads, iPods, cell phones, and tablets are becoming so dangerous it is causing people to gain health issues, “Constantly looking down at devices can cause neck pain and overtime will cause the neck to lose its natural curve.”(Sheri Hosel)Furthermore, as much as we use technology without even noticing it is harming society as a whole. Most people don 't even realize how much damage can be caused by constantly looking at a screen but really, the list of health conditions that technology is causing for us goes on and on. Technology needs to take a step down and we need to focus on helping out teens for our their own benefits.Additionally, technology isn 't the only issue, its whats on the devices, such as social media that are causing violence, “The increase in cyberbullying has additionally led to an increase in teen suicides”(Ashley Steve) Health issues caused by technology are big problems but, bullying and suicides are a whole different story. The fact that they are letting these issues happen is sad, it is teens against technology. And right now they are letting technology take them over, this needs to be put to an end!
This has lead to people preferring the virtual method for communicating and thus killing social interaction. All the personal information of an individual can be easily accessed through social networking sites ,and if accessed by the wrong people , can end up being a serious threat to personal security(Skagitchildrens Museum).Addiction to communication has also lead to multi tasking using the cell phones , causing loss in concentration and leading to accidents of various sorts . Texting and driving is the reason for almost 1.3 million car accidents every year and the number is always on an alarming rise . People also text while walking without paying attention to the oath ahead of them and thus give rise to other potential accidents . (ukessays.com) Cellphones have made us dull , lethargic , inefficient and socially inactive .Although the advantages of cell phones are innumerable , the productivity and ease attained precedes the counter productivity.
Social media use should be limited for teens due to unsafe content, increased anxiety and depression, along with dishonest individuals and other dangers. One reason that teens should have restraints for social media is that it contains risky and explicit content, and can make things seem more apparent than they really are in society. Social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, all tend to have advertisements for the selling of products, especially aimed at teens (teenhealthandwellness.com). However, once clicked on, the user could be taken to sites that are possibly unsuitable for teens (teenhealthandwellness.com). Social media is also known to make society seem more supposedly different than it is in reality.
Great news for human development, you’d have though. Not everyone thinks so. Many don’t see the beauty in technology and are fearful of this pace of progress in science and technology, and the way it’s challenging basic ideas about nature of human life. A clear illustration would be the rising trend of nomophobia in this era of smartphone boom. Used to describe the phenomenon” No mobile phone phobia”, the symptoms are easily recognizable and found among teenagers: an inability to turn off mobile devices, which adversely affects their work, family and social life, and they would also suffer from physical consequences such as neck pain and eye strain.
Not only does this lower teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem, it directly exert pressure on them. In the scholarly report, “Negative Effects of Social Media on Teenager”, the writer explains the long-term effects of using social media as a teenager and presents a few suggestions to facilitate the situation. One of the main focuses throughout this report is the unreal beauty standard posted all over Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc. While many compliment the aesthetic pictures and feed, they tend to ignore the fact that most famous accounts use computer applications, such as photoshop, before posting their final products. These exaggerated beauty standards are indirectly pressuring teenagers to focus more on their appearance and popularity.
These explicit pictures are very harmful to the user of these social networking websites. Posting improper pictures and posts are meaningless and can create badreputations. The self-portrayal used on these social networking sites should stay age suitable and should be acceptable with in the norms of the society and should not be creating or making fun of anybody. Socializer’s will receive more applause if they post pictures of their vacation, birthday party, or field trip. With so many teens and adults using social networking, it has been made simple to target anyone.
This is because people do not understand how to avoid these topics and social media sites can easily find a way to minimize these situations. “Clearly social media is inadvertently leaving youth susceptible to become overly self-conscious, anxious and ultimately depressed” (Amedie 5). Lack of trust and comfort leads to anxiety and depression. “Social media is robbing us of trust and comfort we once placed in one another, replacing the human fellowship, physical and emotional support we once drew from each other with virtual connection” (Amedie 4). Social media has supposedly caused people to be antisocial which could lead to anxiety because of the fear to interact with another person.
Instagram is one of the most visited network site with long connecting interpersonal communication for teenagers. While it might have advantages, for example, interfacing one with companions, it might likewise have exceptionally negative impacts that could be irreversible. One may not know about the challenges he/she faces making so much individual data accessible on the web. The use of the social sit can entice people to waste time, facilitates cyberbullying, and causes people to spend less time interacting face-to-face. Instagram is mentally unhealthy due to its waste of time.
Talking to your friends online all the time is different than talking to your friends in person. Communicating in person helps humans develop in ways that talking online cant. Also always being hunched over on your phone can have serious long term back issues or neck issues. These are just some of the issues that phone addiction can do to your life. There are many signs that show you could be addicted.
The excessive use of smartphone can lead to eye problem. Long-time focusing on the smartphone tiny screen can cause the eye to be discomfort. According to Amanda (2014), eyestrain, blurred vision and dry eye are the effect of spending too much time on starting smartphone. Moreover, smartphone addiction also can affect teenager’s sleep. The constant checking update on smartphone has interrupt teenager’s sleep and even cause insomnia.