Technology's Negative Effects On Adolescents

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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. This might seem beneficial, but the truth of the matter is that parents don’t interact with their child as much as they need to. In the article "Parent interaction with kids is crucial in the digital age" the author Nick Crow explain…show more content…
With technology now raising our children, we go into the "Robotic Movement." The robotic movement is when we start to allow devices to take over roles that humans would do. This connects to the idea of parenting being controlled by smart devices because they rely on apps to teach their children. Smart devices not only have negative effects on children but also, on adolescents. This is shown in the field of psychology where we can see the mental changes of adolescents when introduced to technology entering middle school. In the article "A Source or Source of Distraction", the Gulf news writes,"... Seventy-three percent of 13- to 19-year-olds [have] access to smart phones..." The united states citizens that have the most phones teenagers and they admit that "it can be distracting." The Gulf news continues the statistics with "thirty-three percent of children feel addicted to their phone". One- third of the teenage population feels addicted to their phones, if they can admit their own addiction, then they can see that phones are not healthy in hefty amounts. The video staring Simon Sinek also enlightens humanity to how technology affects the current generations. He explains, "_" Smartphones having the same effect on children as alcohol to an alcoholic pushes the fact that technology shouldn’t be for children under 13. If drinking has an age limit due to its dangers, then phones should too. Not to mention, Smartphones are bad for emotional stability. In the article "Less smartphone time equals happier teenager: study" explains emotional satisfaction by looking at snapshots from 1999 to 2016. They explain," adolescents psychological well-being were lowest when … they spent more time online..." As children stopped socializing their satisfactory with oneself lowered, which could lead to depression and many other disorders."_" is a group of parents that pledge not to give their children a smart device until they're eighth
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