Technology Informative Speech
In my last speech I discussed how I was raised to believe that technology is a good thing and can benefit a person if used correctly. The topic of Technology is becoming more and more predominant in everyday society because it has become a vital part of how we communicate, work, and make decisions. Technology growth isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon by 2020, we will have over 6.1 billion smartphone users globally. At this rate of growth many people are starting to question if different levels of exposure to technology could possibly have a positive or negative impact on our lives? Due to relevance of this debate I chose to research whether technology if at all is beneficial to people.
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Main Point 2:
Now that we’ve seen the viewpoints on one extreme I will discuss the points for the moderation of technology use and why some people believe its right. The explosion of technology within the past decade has led to a massive surge in the number of children who use technology. Nearly six out of 10 kids watch TV daily. Almost four in ten children under age two have used mobile devices. And the average eight- to 10-year-old is connected about eight hours a day through devices like computers, phones or TVs.
According to Gary Shapiro who writes for everydayhealth.com favors the perspective that parents should be moderating the use of technology their child uses in order to keep them safe/healthy. Shapiro says you do this by, “having a more balanced approach for letting our kids use technology is to limit their screen time to a fixed amount each day.”(everdayhealth) He believes that children must distinguish between the entertainment technology gives and educational aspects in order to integrate technology in their lives in a healthy …show more content…
There were many articles and studies pertaining to this view to start off a study the University of Rochester published found that “video games and other screen media improve visual-spatial capabilities, increase attention ability, reaction times, and the capacity to identify details among clutter. Also, rather than making children stupid, it may just be making them different.” And as a result may allow better critical thinking, contemplation, and problem solving. According to Professor Mark Brown the director of National Centre for Teaching and Learning at Massey University in New Zealand says, “Children need access to technology if they want to succeed in the 21st century with so many of the world 's transactions done over the Internet” he continues to say that "We have a responsibility to address the growing problem of digital exclusion. Learning through technology is one way of ensuring that we develop a more inclusive society where children develop appropriate 21st century skills." Professor Brown concludes that technology should not be forbidden from children because it is the key to the