About an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week only Americans watch TV shows and 58 minutes a week watching things online (Schonfeld, 2012). Each day technology is developing and its becoming a big part of our society and our foreseeable future. A study shows that only 0.4% of the world population used internet in 1995, meanwhile 50.1% of world’s population used internet in 2016 (Internet Growth Statistics). People should be aware of the side effects of media, because teenagers get influenced by the things they watch and this could change the way they behave to certain things. Media affect teenagers the most because they spend a lot of time exploring things on it and this could harm them in a negative way.
Forty million people a day view Instagram stories, 79% of teenagers use Snapchat once a day, and 51% use it at least eleven times a day. In fact, teenagers use on average five screens a day (Patel, “10 Tips”). The use of social media makes teenagers happier and cures their boredom after school. However, problems arise when young people find all their satisfaction on social media. All this time spent on social media and whether you get enough “likes” could result in a bad outcome and cause poor health.
If we don't know an answer then we Google it and if we don't know what someone is doing we FaceTime them or text them or we use Snapchat,Instagram, or Facebook. We misuse this all of the time relying on our devices to help us and entertain us. People have hundreds thousand or in some cases millions of “friends” on all types of social media and instead of going to the mall or something with 5 of your real friends you decide to stay home and update your Facebook for you 500 fake friends. Being obsessed with your devices is bad because that could mean you lose real friends and when you are out with friends and have your face 2 inches from your phone you're not gonna have fun with your friends and then you won't have any accept those 500 followers that won't even look at your next
People these days are so attached to their cell phones that they don’t realize what is going on around them. Children nowadays have 1000 friends on Facebook but doesn’t have enough friend to hang out in real life. In the article “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk”, Sherry Turkle talks about how the technology have affected people with results of different research and gives her own explanation to them. This article relates to the human psychology and the use of technology It is a worth reading article because most of us can related
Carr brings up the question of how our minds can be negatively affected by this when he asks, “So what happens to our minds when we allow a single tool such dominion over our own perception and cognition?” While Carr is aware that the smartphone serves a countless number of useful purposes and tasks, he believes we should think deeper about the lesser known effects of our smartphones which people so easily allow to take over their lives. Carr begins his article with statistics, stating that the typical smartphone owner checks on their phone over 80 times a day, which translates to almost 30,000 times a year. He calls smartphones our constant companions, comparing them to teachers, secretaries, confessors, and gurus. In fact, Carr includes a 2015 Gallup survey which found that “more than half of iPhone
Behavioral changes from one generation to the next naturally occur little by little. Nonetheless, changes in adolescent behavior from the millennial generation triumphing it have been substantial and revolutionary. Today’s teens have never witnessed a world without internet. The majority of them possess smartphones and waste several hours each week on social media. But while numerous parents may feel allayed about their teens’ seeming uninterested in drinking, driving and dating, they could perhaps be overlooking the effects that continuous internet access has on their teens’ mental well-being.
Television viewing becomes an addiction when a person watches television for four hours or more per day (Horvath 378). In comparison, the average hours a normal person watches is only two to three hours (Costa 55). Smartphones are the same way. When you spend too much time on your smartphone on a daily basis, it becomes an addiction (Boumosleh and Jaalouk 2). In her article, “Fast Forward: Are Smartphones Hurting Our Kids?,” Costa explains that teens use their phones six to eight hours a day.
Living on the east coast and having family members on the west coast, smartphones make it convenient to stay in touch. It would be much more costly to visit multiple times a year then to send a quick photo or message to check in. But it is not just our family we are easily connected to. People have become accessible not only to friends and family, but work as well. In article, “My life without a smartphone”, by Ray Germano, he shares an experience of going through smartphone detoxification while on a trip to a museum with his family, “By mid afternoon, I started experiencing withdrawal symptoms, and like a true addict, I used my wife’s smartphone to check Gmail”.
However question four “Do you think social, political and problems at home generate more anger and violence than playing video games?” 88% of people said yes. video games have been a point of interest since they first appeared over four decades ago however now they have gotten more attention for unwanted reasons. Video games have become a large part of popular culture and most children and teenagers play video games even if they do not own a console to play games on at home chances are most of their friends will have one. Violence is not good for anyone in any form however people have managed to deal with the violence found in television
Tulane University, Science Daily, said “Cellphone support can help people lose significantly more weight, according to a recent study. Using one of the many mobile apps with daily text messages or videos incites the user to think about dieting and eating well”. However, phones are also giving people Physical risks. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.”More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity.” This quote demonstrates that the obesity rate is going up rapidly. Most are caused by technology.