Children and young people are becoming addicted to technology. I chose two articles regarding this topic. One is called “Banning Children from Technology is Counter-Productive", and "If We Don’t Want Our Children To Be Addicted To Technology, We Should Start Putting Down Our Phones”. The first article thinks that children shouldn’t be banned from technology, and it will be, well, counter-productive. The second article talks about how adults should limit their technology use if they want kids to not be addicted to technology.
Now, we obviously want to be able to be reached in case of an emergency but cell phone notifications have proven to have a negative impact on our productivity. In a study conducted in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, researchers found that subjects performing a task that required intense focus performed poorly when they received a notification on their phone during the experiment. After the notification went off, it disturbed their concentration and thus, had more incorrect answers and were more likely to make rapid guesses. Subjects who received notification of a call- even if they did not pick up- were three times likelier to make mistakes. The reason for these results is that, in spite of all the multitasking we do, our brains aren’t really that good at it.
There are also distractions that are time consuming. As stated from the text, Is Google Making Us Stupid by Nicholas Carr he states, “If were distracted, we understand less, remember less, and learn less.” This shows when on screen time adolescents have less learning skills for the further future. Distractions take teens away from family and school work. According to the Article Growing up Digital from Allison Miller’s perspective she states, “I’ll be reading a book for homework and I’ll get a text message and pause my reading and put down the book, pick up the phone to reply to the text messages, and then 20 minutes later realize, ‘
Virginia Hefffernan wishes to make the public aware of the damaging effects of constants use of headphones and how it is negatively effecting the young generations hearing drastically in her New York Times article, “The Argument Against Headphones.” The author realizes the vast population who wear headphones are unaware of its damaging effects both physically and on the social aspect. Heffernan hopes that with the information provided in this article, people will limit their use of headphones in the future. Who Heffernan is addressing in the article can be confusing at first. Of course she is addressing headphone users, but one may think the author is address the teenagers who most primarily use them.
The blog called Pros and Cons of Allowing Digital Devices in the Classroom states, “There are concerns from the EPA about long-term exposure to wireless devices and computer screens.” The quote determines that cell phones in school could cause kids to have additional exposure to these dangerous screens and could result in it being harmful to teens. Additional exposure meaning the students are on their phones more than they need to and bringing their phones to school encourages that. The AAP (The American Academy of Pediatrics) says that kids from the age of 3 to 18
False assumption: A. First false assumption: Claire Perry suggests curtailing online activity late at night by unplugging the internet router; moreover, she says that teenagers have no right to keep their messages private and that parents ought to feel empowered enough to demand access to them. I believe that this is a huge mistake because children would feel dominated by their parents without any sense of freedom. Evidence: According to a parenting editor at Common Sense Media Caroline Knorr, who was mentioned in the article “should parents snoop on their kids online?”
Kaitlyn Howard Ms. Rasley ERWC Per 2 30 January 2018 In this paper i will discuss the issue of college students misusing cell phones for cheating intentions. An excessive amount of college students find the convenience of cell phones to very useful for cheating on assignments and tests. From my point of view these students are not interested in the work like they should be.
During the Columbine tragedy, the cell phone system got overloaded. Various students calling all at the same time overloads the cell phone system and could knock it out faster than in other situations. Cell phones are used by officers and school administrators as backup communications tools, widespread student use in a crisis might potentially eliminate the crisis team main communication tool in a very short period of critical
Many student go to school and do not learn enough or do not have enough time to comprehend the material given to them from their teachers. This can lead to stress and horrible relationships with family due to the students studying and doing tons of homework instead of spending time with family. For example many teens have bad relationships with their parents because they either are too stressed with all the work given from the school, or because they are going through a change in life. Did you know that more than 56% of students say that homework is the main source of stress and less than 1% say that hw is not a stressor in their lives. In schools more and more students are getting stressed out because they do not understand the material and
The main issue is that phones are creating a big distraction that is actually affecting the students’ grades. Teachers are having to stop in the middle of class to tell the student to put their device away, which takes away time from the lesson being taught. Cell phones have always been around in school, but since the approval of them in school had led for them to be used in school property at any time. This is an important issue because in the future this would affect the nation because those students who didn 't pay attention in school, have a job but don 't have the necessary education skills in order to accomplish their tasks. Some schools have tried to ban phones from school property, if a student was caught with a phone they would get confiscated, while other schools only allow phones during lunch or in class with the permission of the teacher.
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. In the article, “For the Children’s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone,” Patti Neighmond states, “Radesky started noticing how often
Sherry Turkle’s main argument in “Growing Up Tethered” is that the new generation of teenagers are “tethered” to their cell phones and technology. She states many issues that teenagers have. She talks about how cell phones change our developmental attraction and growth as adults. Turkle states, “These young people live in a state of waiting for connection. And they are willing to take risk, to put themselves on the line” (Turkle 430).
In the articles “The Secret Life of Tiger Woods” by Wright Thompson and “Are parents ruining youth sports?” by Michael S. Rosenwald both concept the sacrifices one has to take to be an “elite athlete”. I firmly believe that the sacrifices taken to become an “elite athlete” are not ultimately worth it in the long run because of the injuries and health management. To support this, the author from “The Secret Life of Tiger Woods” proclaimed “...he fell down in his backyard without a cellphone and had to just lie there until his daughter happened to find him.” This quote the type of pain Woods lived through because of all his intense golf training. Furthermore, in the article “Are parents ruining youth sports?”