The article “Do Video Games Kill” written by Karen Sternheimer responds to one of the most sought-after question; are video games the cause for “young killers”? (220) Sternheimer believes the influence of video games on today’s youth maybe spiraling out of control. She focuses most of the blame on the media, politicians and the Juvenile Justice System. Sternheimer suggests that there are other factors to blame for violent behavior: poverty, the neighborhood, unemployment, family violence, divorced parents and mental illness (218). While juvenile crimes have declined, and personal backgrounds effect actions, it cannot be proven that video game violence has no to little effect on America’s youth.
Phones, iPods, televisions, tablets, computers. Go back about 100 years or so and you’ll be lucky to find a landline or payphone. Today, technology is a part of our everyday lives. Most say that technology distracts kids, isolates them, and crazes them into addiction. “Shut Down Your Screen Week” is a national movement, challenging families to drift away from technology for a week.
During Scene II Walter misses multiple days of work and his employers’ call his home to figure out why he is missing. Ruth answers the phone and covers for him even though she didn’t have a clue why he had been missing: “‘Walter, you ain’t been to work for three days! Where have you been, Wlater Lee Younger? You’re goin to lose you job…with you mother working like a dog every day –’” (Hansberry 1072). When she confronts Walter about him missing work this is her attempt to keep her husband from falling off the wagon.
Technology is amazing for connecting us to the people who are not there at the moment, but it seems to be taking over the world today. People now rely on their phones and they can 't live without their phone with them. It hard to believe that only 45 years ago there was no such thing as a cell phone and now 6.8 billion out of the 7 billion people own a cell phone of some type. Three major negative effects of having the technology today, they affect your health, young people having hard times communicating with other people, and the last effect is that they are addicting. The health problems that often occur during cell phone use.
When I was a kid, my cousin/godbrother and I really love playing video games. Video games were like an everyday drug we need to stay alive. Without video games we would have been very bored, especially when no one outside to play with. Whenever a new video game got released we will find any kind of way to get that game, but we had got a unique lessen after this and it was patience. 10 years ago, my mother was a single parent with three kids same with my aunts so yeah life hit us quite hard but we still maintain our childhood.
It all started when my friend texted and asked if I had noticed that Bob hadn’t been to school all week. Generally speaking, it struck me as odd and I asked one of my teachers where he was. My teacher told me he wasn’t allowed to disclose any information, but that I should pray for him. After school that day, I looked on his social media to see if he had posted anything and I uncovered something that changed everything. Bob had a troubling message on his bio on social media that couldn 't be ignored.
I knew it a definite potential of calming me down, although I was quite mistaken. Every five minutes I was looking down at my phone, anticipating to see a message from my dad. After twenty minutes of constant anxiety filling the room, Joy jumped out of her seat and decided to take us all on a shopping trip. Shopping is one of my favorite hobbies, so I was first to accept this much needed trip of enjoyment. I knew I could never make it through the day sitting at home staring at a blank screen.
Fourth, if my the time limit I have not done my work I shall seclude myself at a nearby cafe that has WiFi to do work. My family always distracts me no matter how much I try to ignore them. Separating us should allow me to concentrate. Fifth, if I have not proved I can do online college by the end of the year I will withdraw from UoPeople and go to the local community college. Doing that will destroy my schedule and make it financially harder on myself.
Nevertheless, it is with great hope that my message is understood, that there will be a laugh or two and maybe even tears. Your college days; the days your parents saved for or the odd hours you worked to pay for classes, the days you dreaded or got excited over. Seems like yesterday you were signing up for clubs and attending freshman social and now it’s gone. You needed to stop wearing sweatpants everywhere and rolling out of bed at noon. You had to start taking care of your body, the assignments you were neglecting and friendships /relationships that you were avoiding dealing with.
Cell Phone Usage While Driving A soon to be family of three just moved into a new city; after the first tiring day of work the husband was eagerly going home to see his pregnant wife, when all of a sudden he received a call from his spouse, who informed him that her water had just broken while she was driving to the supermarket. In a panic, the husband went to his GPS app and typed in hospitals nearby. Being distracted visually, manually and cognitively by operating his cell phone, he missed the stop light and was t-boned by another truck. This one situation shows the positive and negative outcomes of using a cell phone while driving. The wife was able to successfully communicate to her husband by calling him.
Smartphones And Relationships In Mandy Oaklander’s article, ”How Your Smartphone is Ruining Your Relationship” (2016) she states, that smartphones destroy relationship. I disagree with this for multiple reasons. I plan to tell you reasons that don’t support this and reasons that do support it. To begin, smartphones can get in the way. An example is if the two people are with each other and one person is always on their phone, the other person can feel ignored.
My Brush with Technosis! 1) I was surprised to find out the amount of technology that I use with a given 24 hour period because I could not believe I was being exposed to technology 80% of my a day. Little did I know that my phone is 65% of that 80%. I rely on my smartphone because it helps me with everything I need to do and it saves me time the bad part of it is that I become more and more lazy because I went from using a pencil and paper for taking notes to using my cell phone to take notes. I rely on my cell phone because the notes I took could come in handy when I am on the subway because I can review the notes and study them on the bus ride home rather than pull out my book and study while everybody is staring.
For example, if Tammy has to say after school today for basket ball practice and had just ran out of minutes on her phone. She could still connect to the free city wifi and stay connected with her parents abut when her practice is over. Another example city wifi could help us stay connected is with our families is, for example, if Sandy just turned 18 and moved out to Colorado with her boyfriend and needed to keep in touch with her family in case of any emergencies, but both her and her family can’t afford to put minutes for their phones. She could then connect to the free city wifi and still be able to keep in touch with her family when in an
As for my maximizer shopping habits, I can never make a purchase without doing extensive research. It took me over two weeks to find a laptop after my old one broke. I visited every Staples and Best Buy in the area as well as looking at multiple websites before finally making a decision. As for my brother, he would’ve seen a laptop and bought it because it could go on the internet. Also, I have buyer’s remorse whereas my brother does not; he will buy anything without feeling a thing whereas I feel sick after a big purchase.