McDonald stated that there’s a correlation between grades decreasing as the use of mobile devices in the classroom increases (McDonald). When students continue to text or socialize on their phone during lessons, they become distracted and lose focus. As students lose focus, their work ethics begin to decline which in turn lowers their scores. The amount of use can also have an effect on a student’s work ethics. Test scores face negative effects due to texting in the classroom.
______________________________________________ Restate Argument/Claim (Thesis): Kids can’t get work done because they can’t get off their phones long enough to concentrate away from the distraction of technology. Answer (What would happen if your argument is/is not followed: Technology is one of the biggest distractions out there. It causes accidents, late work, makes kids fail in school and breaks families apart by taking away time from each other. If we didn’t have technology we could get more stuff done in class, save lives by staying off devices while driving and bring families closer
According to a UCLA psychology study, children who use technology are losing the straightforward skill of analyzing human emotions (Wolpert). Kids who acquire online friendships, instead of talking face to face with friends, are damaging their social development. Worse yet, some schools are even replacing human interaction with media (Shields). A journal entry written by Gwenn O’Keeffe and Kathleen Clarke-Pearson reviewed an in depth analysis that proved children who devote exorbitant time on their devices have an increase in feelings of loneliness and a decrease in social involvement (O’Keeffe and Clarke-Pearson 801,802). In a broadcast about the impact of media on children and adolescents, video games were said to be causing violence and aggressive behavior in children.
Less Screen Time Makes for a Better Teen “Today, children and teenagers spend more than seven and a half hours a day using smartphones, computers, televisions and other electronic screens.” (Jones). Too much screen time is having an adverse effect on teens’ everyday lives. Since they have to sit down and watch TV or sit down to play video games they are not getting enough daily activity. Also spending time on devices instead of homework is bringing their grades down. Lastly teens are having difficulty communicating with people in the real world.
Social Media has impacted and affected teens in a pretty negative way with the technology we have today. Social media is too distracting for teens/college students because of the constant feel to need to be on their medias. While using social media, in order to sign up for the sites teens have to put a lot of personal information, leading to my point there is no privacy while using these social media sites. Social media causes most teens to feel lonely or losing the ability to speak to people face to face. Social media is becoming a huge issue on high school and college students, students are becoming way too attached to it that making students dependent on social media, followed along with not allowing people with social media much privacy,
Whenever the phone gets a notification the kids would check and see what it was. They would become distracted at the task that they were doing and it would just take them longer to finish it. In a New York Times article, it states, “Smartphones can be addictive “distractions that detract from schoolwork while exposing children to issues like online bullies, child predators or sexting.” A lot of parents agree with this statement because cell phones distract kids in school and they can miss out on an important lesson that the teacher is going over. In Newsela Article it said, “Parents have concerns that cell phones could be a distraction in the classroom or a burden for teachers. Some also worry that allowing cell phones could intensify the gap between the haves and the have-nots.” This statement relates to the statement before except this time it talks about how parents are beginning to realize that cell phones are distracting their kids from learning.
I think because of video games and media that adolescents think it is okay for violence and sexualy activity. Their brain is not able to decipher what is right and wrong and it leads them to make poor choices, which leads to school/public shootings and rape. I believe this is a problem because their parents are not able to be there to push them into the right direction because they are at work most of the day, and adolescents are at home alone possibly with their friends and they end up making poor choices with one another. In today’s society, you see more older people working than you do teenagers. It is very difficult for a teenager to get a job, because of their maturity level, the responsibility that goes with it and et cetera.
Consequently, many underage video game players who have not enough self-discipline will have an addiction to playing video games. Once underage children have a video game addiction, playing video games will replace their self-study time and result in poor school performance (S.R. Burgess, M.C.R. Burgess, & Stermer, 2012). Even more, video game addiction badly affects underage children’s lifestyle, the worst, put their life at risk.
According to abcnews.com, “ Technology is the key to procrastination.” Since people missed sleep because they were browsing the internet, they had forgotten to do homework for the same reason. People procrastinate on their work and as a result, some of them ended up not doing homework at all. This causes student’s grades to drop and make them do bad in school. On the other hand, small doses of technology does benefit a child’s success. Students can use technology for research, play educational games, learn from different areas around the world, etc.
Student Ethics in the Digital Age Student ethics in the digital age are on a continuous decline and don’t seem to have a foreseeable change in the future. Students seem to have no grasp on the concept of cheating and the dangers it poses to them. One of the biggest examples of the degeneration of student ethics in the digital age is plagiarism and how the increase in availability of electronics and technology has given immoral students an easier way to cheat and have enticed them to do so more often. The internet has been a helpful tool for many years now, giving teachers and students alike the opportunity to find sources and collaborate with other people who are similarly oriented. However, it has also been a tool to cheat and steal ideas and works from other individuals, and has been exponentially more efficient than taking a trip to the library and finding something related to their topic.