However, there is a conflict that endures since when the first polemic video game was created. Some people believe that brutal video games do not influence children and teenagers’ thoughts and actions in their everyday life. Nevertheless, others argue that these types of games are bad for children’s brains and can turn them into more violent people besides other terrible consequences. Believing or not, these types of games are the most sold in all globe. Everything overdone, over spoken, and over thought is bad for us in some way, because we always have to give up something in order to complete the objective we want.
Make High School Great Again Most adults remember high school as the best years of their lives; however, this is not the reality for students today. The majority of teenagers would agree that high school is currently dreadful, mainly due to the outrageous bulk of homework they receive each night. Homework is now consuming students’ lives, leaving no free time to have fun, attend extracurricular events, sports games etc. Homework is becoming a popular public debate because of the adverse effects it has on America’s teens. In fact, many studies have proven that abolishing homework has a positive outcome.
Because of the lack of adults supervising the internet use of their children, the consequences of cyberbullying are diminished, causing more frequent and intense bullying. When a child is reprimanded, it is because a teacher, parent, or other adult supervisor has noticed the child 's wrongdoing and has created an appropriate punishment for their actions. In cyberbullying, there is less adult supervision, as discussed in the previous paragraph, decreasing the chance a bully being caught. About 81% of children believe that cyberbullying is easier to get away with than traditional bullying (Moessner). This makes many children unfearful of the consequences they may face.
Video games lower violent behavior, help relieve stress, and do not cause social problems. Teens play video games to take their stress out instead of causing real violence. Kids acting violently towards others, they will go home and they will take their action and frustration out on the type of games they are playing. Also, while teens play online, they build up social abilities, make new friends, and connect with other kids from around the world. Parents and/or guardians always say “stop looking at that screen and stop playing video games.
Due to email and cell phones, it is now unnecessary to talk to someone face-to-face in order to make a business deal. This convenience can weaken business relationships, however, because interactions through texting and email can often be misinterpreted. Many still find it more effective to meet in person in order to gauge a business partner’s reactions (Sharkey). Technology not only impacts business relationships, but it changes the family dynamic, too. Children are spending more time watching television and playing computer games than spending time with their families.
Social media has a huge impact on school performance. Teenagers are not concentrating in class to their full potential. Students typically prefer to chat on social media for hours. This is a waste of time as they could have been studying, doing homework or playing outside. Children’s handwriting is not as good as it should be as they spend more time typing on keyboards than writing with a pen on paper.
The issue of youths nowadays going online to dupe people is a very bad influence of technology. It is not a thing of surprise that these mobile phones are now major distractions to students as the need of belonging to a social media community now becomes their priority, not their books. It is not only students that are affected; same is the case of our present day youths. Moreover, it is quite obvious that gradually the standard of education is reducing, exam boards now realize that students do not read anymore and to avoid or prevent mass failure, they tend to make their exam questions easier. Why is this so all of a sudden?
Jane Ma Hongyan, Guofang Wan, and Eric Long Yu explain in their article, Digital Cheating and Plagiarism in Schools, how cheating is not a new thing in schools, but the way students cheat now is way different from how it used to be, explain how it is not just high school students that plagiarize but college students as well, and why students choose to cheat. Cheating in the classroom has become more and more common through cellular devices and other technology and is among students of all grades. Students decide to cheat because they feel as if they cannot achieve within a brief period of time, meaning the students felt that their time limit was too short. Cheating and plagiarizing is a nationwide epidemic that can be found in most schools.
Sure, at home they can be doing what they want but at school, they should be learning not going onto social media and disengaging from the teacher. Cell phones with kids are just bad. An article called “Schools seek balance for cellphones in class” by Linda Matchan stated, “The texting, tweeting, and Snapchatting during class time are an incredible distraction and makes it much more difficult to teach. It’s pretty hard to compete with a very funny YouTube video.” You don’t want students to be engaged in a text chat or a video instead of listening to a reading or math lesson. This can distract other kids who might not get good grades either.
“Technology is a body of knowledge devoted to creating tools, processing action and extracting of materials”( Karehka Ramey,2013). These days, technology targets young generations, because they really do not know how to use it. It does affect them much more then we could imagine and has many side effects that we are unaware of. Some of the effects; such as laziness, game addiction and the most importantly minors can access explicit web site which is illegal such as pornography. Some people support technology; however, the majority thinks that innovations make us lazy and should reduce the amount of producing technology.