Forty million people a day view Instagram stories, 79% of teenagers use Snapchat once a day, and 51% use it at least eleven times a day. In fact, teenagers use on average five screens a day (Patel, “10 Tips”). The use of social media makes teenagers happier and cures their boredom after school. However, problems arise when young people find all their satisfaction on social media. All this time spent on social media and whether you get enough “likes” could result in a bad outcome and cause poor health. Some teenagers know social media leads to loss of sleep, more anxiety issues, and even failing to communicate with the outside world (Schupak, “Does Technology”). The Book Thief by Markus Zusak has a similar theme. Set in World War II, Liesel, the main character gets taken from her mother to live with the Hubermanns on Himmel Street and her brother perishes along the way. She grows close to her new papa Hans, mama Rosa, as well as Rudy, a boy who influences her tremendously. Her family welcomes a Jewish man named Max, into hiding in their basement. Max and Liesel gain a very strong friendship until he must leave for the family’s safety. In the end, the Allied Powers bomb the city, leaving Liesel as the lone survivor, leaving Liesel to face an extremely difficult time. In the end, the narrator, Death, reunites her with Max. Liesel lives a wonderful life and passes peacefully. In the novel, The Book Thief, Zusak proves the satisfaction found in corruption and harmful choices
In a world where most everyone has a smartphone, boredom is on the decline. I mean, with a new iPhone 8 there is always something to do. If I even have a spare minute I’ll flip out my phone and go on Instagram, Snapchat, or CNN. Or maybe Netflix? Spotify? There is really no limit to the things that can be done on a smartphone. Yet, with all this information streaming through our population’s mind, no knowledge or substance is gained. The likelihood that a teenager would pick up a book or go outside when they could instantly be absorbed in their phone is doubtful, even though this is often the less mentally and physically fulfilling option. With phones always at our fingertips, society is becoming increasingly immersed in technology and media,
In the article “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?”, Jean M. Twenge compares iGen to previous generations. The smartphone and social media define “iGen”, the generation born between 1995 to 2012. Twenge accuses smartphones for sleep deprivation, anti-socialization, courtship, sexual activities, and poor mental health. The omnipresence of the smartphone affects adolescents in every section of the United States, regardless of social class and ethnic background.
use of smartphones are affecting the adolescents of this generation. Jean M. Twenge argues in her article, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” that the redundant use of these gadgets along with social media use is in fact detrimental to the current and upcoming generations. My experience using Snapchat, Instagram, and other applications on my smartphone supports Twenge’s stance because the excessive use of these applications has caused me to feel melancholic. According to Twenge, “Psychologically, however, they (iGens) are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones” (Twenge). The essence of Twenge’s claim here is that smartphones are causing the iGen generation to be more susceptible to vulnerability in many aspects. In particular, the way it is affecting the mental health of iGens, thus causing the rates of teen depression and suicide to “skyrocket”. Ultimately, Twenge stresses that the excessive use of smartphones is the cause of the increase in rates of teen depression and suicide. Her observation rings true to me because while I do not suffer from depression nor have suicidal thoughts, I can still attest to the fact that as I’ve overused my smartphone
In the article, “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” by Sherry Turkle, it talks about how the impact of phones and technology has on our conversations and interactions with people. Turkle talks about how now a days people divide their attention between multiple things, but the main two examples she uses are phones and conversations. By diving their attention, people rarely dive into deep conversations. They tend to have shallow conversations with people because they are constantly checking their phones at every vibrate or ring, which, in shallow conversations allows them to go in and out of the conversation without missing any important details. Turkle states that, “the mere presence of a phone on a table between them (two people) or in the periphery of their vision changes both what they talk about and the degree of connection they feel.” While this may be true, along with the other studies on how technology is detrimental to society, there as also positives aspects that contribute to society as well.
In the articles “Could You Become A Mean Meme?” and "Are You Being Watched?" both by Kristin Lewis, they give good advantages and disadvantages of using social media. A great advantage of social media is, it’s easy to able to talk to and share things with friends and family members. In the article, it says “The great thing about these platforms is that they allow us to participate in each other’s lives by sharing moments both big and small--in real time. You can send your best friend a good-luck snap before his basketball game, watch your baby cousin grow up on Instagram, and share YouTube videos of your new kitten. You can, in fact, stay up-to-date on hundreds of people all at once.” (Lewis 12). This shows that social media is very useful
An innumerable amount of those people become addicted to social media. Social media are websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking. Social media has certainly advanced over the years. We now have websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and many more. A majority of the people that use these sites are teens and young adults. Social media websites not only uses up time, but negatively impacts many people 's lives. While these sites may be interesting and entertaining, it also contributes to changes in mostly teens behaviors, attitudes, struggles in school, and effective
Young adults seem to be achieving adulthood at a later time in life. Whether it’s college students going back to their home or living on their parents budget late into their lives, many adolescents seem to be achieving adulthood less and less in their twenties than generations before. In Henig’s article titled, “What Is It About 20-Somethings”, she states that “getting to what we would generally call adulthood is happening later than ever” (200). Trying to explain this new advancement, Henig sources Professor Jeffrey Arnett, who has introduced the rise of a new life stage, identified by exploring one 's identity, self-focus, and endless possibilities for the prospect called “emerging adulthood”. A bulk of the blame for the development of Arnett’s new stage of life that Henig explores can be sourced on the recent popularity of social media that is discussed in Maria Konnikova’s article “The Limits of Friendship”. Some of the negative results of the increasing use of social media are a greater change of friend groups and acquaintances, increased awareness of the livelihood of our fellow peers, and more exposure to the world around us. With all these results, it is easy to see why young adults continue to become distant and flexible later on in their lives than those of previous generations. One of the most prominent consequences of the continued use of social media is the increase in average age of
Teenagers are spending so many hours a week online, it is affecting us in multiple ways. It results in us getting less of things we need most. There can be deeper problems within us by using too much social media. Lastly we do not know how to manage our time we spent too much time on social media. One good thing about social media is That it strengthens our relationships.
Sports are a big part of todays world, but not quite big enough. As technology has started taking over the latest generation, many people forget the important 's of being active and involved in sports. Many teens now and days waste all of their time on their phones or video games. I believe now is a great time to get teens to start playing more sports and forget about the technology.
Children today use more technological devices and are active on social media platforms compared to children in the 1990’s. Technology plays a huge role when it comes to our daily lives. As technology continues to advance more people are becoming active on social media apps and websites. Texting and social media applications have many advancements and conveniences like easy access to information, entertainment and communicating with others. However, it also has consequences, especially for adolescents. Smart phones and tablets easily keep children occupied, yet there are many disadvantages when using technology at a young age. Technology affects everyone, but the obsessive social media consumption from adolescents is affecting their overall
As the technology era change over time, the social media becomes an important part of our life. We use social media to connect with friends and family, also to found out the latest news or fashion trends. Especially after the great success of Facebook, many other social media follow along such as Snapchat and Instagram. Numerous young age children gradually sink into the virtual world of Social Media. According to the Pew Research Center survey, that majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram. We see social media as a great way to communicate and socialize, but most of us did not realize that social media “secretly” link to the Depression.
It has help us in school and other things dealing with life but it could also hurt us.
We depend too much on technology. There is no doubt about it. Many places of work are at a loss if their internet connection stops working. Many businesses and institutions are left high and dry if the internet or computer crashes. Every bit of information regarding business is entered into the computer. How are we supposed to conduct business without the facility of emails? How is anyone able to find information about a topic without the internet? This is how bad things have become. This is how greatly dependent we are on technology. We have forgotten about the ways people went about finding information before computers. We have forgotten how business was conducted before conference calling and emails. Now, technology has taken over our lives and it clearly affects the creativity and communication between us.
Technology has grown rapidly in the last few decades and has contributed into many aspects in human life. Technology is a broad concept that has come to refer to breakthroughs in science that enables a better solution or automatic. With technology, there are many benefits that can be achieved by people. Day by day, technology made human live become easier and improved. Recent developments in technology can be seen and felt in many industries, but there are some areas that have benefited more than others. For example, production costs have fallen, the network has become easier, employment levels have increased, and we've definitely become more efficient in many complex tasks and processes. Let's look at some of the most obvious benefits of technology we live with today.