To start off, overexposure to media and society negatively affects and starts very early in young children. The loss of creativity can start with electronic gadgets and TV shows taking over a child’s life. For example, the internet encourages people to copy work of others. Children
Parents come with complains that there children is getting to video games or their children are having health issues or mental issues because of video games. More than 51% parents say that video games are bad for their children. Most common complains are: • The children have become an addict of playing video games and will not stop playing. The children waste hours after hours while they can actually do productive activity like study or play outside. • The children have become violent and aggressive and are fighting with each other for no reason because that is what they learned from the video games.
When kids are playing video games, they can have effects of bad behavior and they lose their innocence by becoming desensitized. To start off, violent video games contributes to aggressive behaviors in kids. Children learn from influence so when they play video games they learn it is okay to act violent. In an article from TIME it declares that “When asked if it was okay for a boy to strike a peer if that peer said something negative about him, for example, these kids were more likely to say yes” (paragraph 7). This shows that kids are more likely to have bad behavior if they play violent video games by lashing out at classmates and bullying them.
The world is being too dependent on technology, and now should be time for us to start changing. The use of technology is beneficial if it is used wisely and the people of today should comprehend that dependency on technology will sooner or later cause us to restrict our thinking. The skills to communicate and to think creatively are not solely enhanced by technology but through daily practice consistently. We are able to polish our creativity and communication skills by joining activities related to them, this includes giving a speech, public speaking or even reciting poetry! This not only helps to widen our knowledge but also develops our lateral thinking on how to impress others through our presentation.
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. Sometimes, the reward can be good, but another times, it can be dreadful. Playing video games very often can be good and bad for children. In some ways, their brains are developed and the motor coordination and the sense of group work are stimulated. However, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent
• An addicted children will not develop effective social skills, which will hinder his ability to develop and maintain healthy relationships with their playmates. • The addicted children will found it is awkward to socialize will likely retreat back to their game world where relationships are easier and already waiting for them. • High frequency players found to be significantly more likely to report that their computer game playing conflicted with their social life (Mark, 2010). • Games that consuming a vast amount of the children’s time are contributing to a generation gap between parents and children, and are thus undoubtedly affecting the development of the children (Brandon,2008). Supporting Evidence 3:
Kids have been acting out by what they see and experience in their precious video games in recent years. As a result, children and teenagers are acting out because of what games they are playing on their Xbox’s, Playstation, Ect. Scientists and doctors know that kid’s brains are not fully developed so what see on television, wond them, and of course video games will influence them. So when kids are playing violent games such as shooting games, fighting games, combat, ect, they will be influenced to act like what they are playing on their video game consoles. Video games cause children to have violent behavior because it influences negatively on their developing brains, causes addiction to playing, and school violence.
As teens grow up, their self-esteem is toiled with by every many aspects of their lives, especially the internet. To this day, more than 33% of adolescents become bullied through the internet and that number continues to increase rapidly ("Cyber Bullying Statistics"). Cyberbullying continues to become a huge issue within technology and the way kids feel about themselves. Teens find it easier to behave rudely to others through a screen than in person, so teens will choose to bully others and make them feel horrible about themselves. More drama also erupts from it and children are becoming more vicious than ever (Agarwal).
The use of technology cannot be considered a luxury anymore, it is a need nowadays. The outstanding impact of technology in the world can have some controversial aspects, but one thing is true, it can make our lives a lot easier with the appropriate use. (Mercado 107) One of the greatest advantages of technology for all human beings is the chance to increase productivity in less time. Being able to perform tasks faster and better make people create new ways to implement technology in their lives. How can technology be used in our lives depends on the use we assign to this tool.
Because everything is being instantly prepared for everyone the ability to think might be reduced, but to think about it from another perspective it can help us to think more critically. For those, who would not try to find the deeper understanding of the technology will obviously stay idle. However, for those who want to explore the vast world of technology will eventually manage to create something better for the humankind, therefore enhancing their critical thinking. Critical thinking is the way of people thinking thoroughly through every problem given, and with the new era starting it should be developed more. How do people enhance their critical thinking?