Marilu Noyola Professor Laura de los Santos Class English 162 26 February 2018 How Technology Affects a Child’s Life Technology dominates our lives entirely by making it easier at work, school, home and everywhere we go. Today’s technology has tremendously impacted everybody’s life. Any person, at any time can easily have access to the internet through a laptop, smart phone, video game or any other device while making it dangerous. It is especially unsafe for children when parents do not take the time and commitment to supervise them. Some of the mayor side effects are social network danger, health problems as well as emotional disorders, lack of outside activities, brain damage and even cancer related.
Adolescents who have seen online tormenting say that they have overlooked it. 84% have seen others advise cyberbullies to stop. Just 1 out of 10 casualties will inform a parent or an adult of their abuse or mishandling. Young ladies are about twice as likely as young men to be casualties and culprits of cyberbullying. Around 58% of children agree that somebody has said something mean or frightful things to them online.
One website called (scholastic.com) stated that 42% of kids have been bullied online. Out of this group, 1 in 4 have been bullied more than once. Obviously, you do not want cyberbullying at school, so please consider this while you make your decision. Lastly, cheating can be done. At (onlineschoolscenter.com) researchers concluded that 73% of test takers believe that every student cheats at least once in their academic career.
Technology has become a part of our everyday lives in the digital age. This not only applies to adults but also the youth. Children thirteen years-old and younger should not have a smartphone because it decreases the development of human characteristics and they are not old enough to handle the responsibility. In recent years, technology has gained a strong presence when it comes to parenting. When parents want a child to sit and behave or want them to learn early on they will pass their child a phone or tablet.
Today, more than 40 percent of two-year-olds use some form of mobile device. These parents are allowing their children, most who barely can form sentences, to use these devices and consume the mind garbage on the internet. Every day these children and others use the internet for a range of things, anywhere from research to watching videos. These devices may help children in many ways, but they can also do the exact opposite. As parents keep allowing their children to overuse their screen time, it is causing great damage.
Advertising to Children Sabancı EMBA /MGMT905-Business Ethics ALPER KEMER 12/24/2016 In today’s society, advertising is all around us. As it has acquired its strong presence on the internet, it seems that there is no way we can escape its uninterruptable images and messages in our everyday lives. Advertising also targets children who are not able to discriminate what they see on TV commercials from fact. Many researchers from the American Psychological Association agree that ad targeting for children is unethical because it targets impressionable minds. It is also not healthy, mentally and physically, for our kids to be brainwashed by so many ads.
Technology has become a part of our everyday life in the digital age. This not only applies to adults but also the youth. Children thirteen years-old and younger should not have a smartphone because it decreases the development of human characteristics and they are not old enough to handle the responsibility. In recent years, technology has gained a strong presence when it comes to parenting. When parents want a child to sit and behave or want them to learn early on they will pass their child a phone or tablet.
There are at least 4500 children who feel the same way and commit suicide every year due to cyberbullying (“Cyberbullying Rampant on” 1). Although 4500 children is not a sizable amount of the population, about twenty three percent of people are cyberbullied as of 2018 (Bock 1). Cyberbullying is an issue that any child or even adult could experience . Its results are disastrous physically, emotionally, and mentally for the victims, especially if the bullies never stop. Luckily, there are several solutions to decrease or stop cyberbullying.
The power of the internet in the recent few years, attacked people’s lives and destroyed their minds. Students are totally immersed in using the internet without being aware of its negative effects. Some people believe that the internet is making lives much better and saving students’ time in researches and studies. On the other hand, it has been proven that the internet is bringing with it many risks that disturb students’ privacy, make them addicted to it, and waste their time. “The Internet archives the world's knowledge.
Children playing online games make themselves vulnerable to online dangers. People playing online can trick children into giving up private information, such as their home address or parent’s credit card number. Children should be warned and educated about the dangers of online violent video games as there are many kidnappings happening recently. In conclusion, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages of playing violent video games. Children can learn a number of things by playing violent video games, such as real-life skills, action and consequence and multi-tasking.
Children today are intellectually advanced but emotionally behind. From an older viewpoint, children are exposed to many things at younger ages. Children learn age inappropriate things through internet exposure, everything from "cyberspace to sexual techniques" according to Tim Elmore, all before they graduate middle school. Information is presented so much faster through the internet, which they have access to everywhere, from computers to phones. Children cannot process that overflow of information correctly.
Senator has a logical main point and her arguments have reasonable basis, even though she justifies most of her arguments with her own experiences. There are a lot of studies and rumours regarding teenagers’ use of the internet and the social-media’s supposed threat to the young people’s ability to concentrate. Most adults do not have experiences with the internet and social media from a young age, but teenagers these days do. As Susan Senator implies, it is hypocritical of adults to worry so much about young people’s internet use, while not considering their own at all. Underestimating the youth’s comprehension of what the social-media involves is insulting and degrading.
The internet can be a dangerous place and then again there are millions of children and teens roaming it freely. Coben states that “Trust is one thing, but surrendering parental responsibility to the machine that allows the entire world access to your home borders on negligence ” (6). I agree with Coben because many teens could/are
How and will new technology alter the growth and development of our youth? “Children 's Use of the Internet: Reflections on the Emerging Research Agenda” by Sonia Livingstone (2003) examines the research conducted on children and young people concerning their use of the Internet. Livingstone suggests that the public’s concern regarding children and their use of the Internet influences the research conducted in this area. Livingstone critically examines the strengths and weaknesses of this research, and one of her conclusions is this: “ First, are children a special group? As already noted, most research on the social uses and impacts of the internet neglects children, too easily presuming them included in discussions of ‘the population’ or unproblematically ‘spoken for’ in surveys of parents” (p. 158).