Essay about Social Media And Its Effects On Children

1135 Words Oct 17th, 2016 5 Pages
When was the last time you didn’t know the answer to something and you looked it up? Now, I don’t mean looking it up on your phone or a computer. I am talking about looking through a book or article to find the answer you’re looking for. Just a little bit over 20 years ago, more than 90% of kids were outside running around and playing with their friends. In addition, they were building sand castles, getting their clothes dirty and just enjoying life. In today’s world, more than 75% of these kids are now staying indoors and entertaining themselves by playing on some sort of electronic device. (ABC 13 Eyewitness News) Instead of kids going outside to play on the playground and run around like crazies, they prefer to stay inside and play games on their parent’s phones. Nowadays, very few people, can enjoy life without some sort of technology on their laps. People have shown that they are able to have conversations over social media and over the phone, but shall you put a real live human being in front of them, they might struggle to talk to them face to face. Although technology has become undeniably useful, is it something that we need in our lives, or is it now something we’ve come to adopt that it is now too hard to give up? Things like smartphones, Facebook, twitter, and our emails have really changed how we go about our lives and communicate, but is it actually better? Society has become too dependent on phones and technology to the point where we struggle without it. We…

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