The Negative Effects Of Technology In The Digital Age

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Technology has become a part of our everyday lives 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…
This is shown in the field of phycology 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 smartphones..." 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 health in hefty amounts. The video staring Simon Sinek also enlightens humanity to how technology effects 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 to. 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 phycological 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 mentally ready or are in the eighth grade. This is
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