The Negative Effects Of Face-To-Face Communication

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Face-to-face Communication “Social media is an amazing tool, but it 's really the face-to-face interaction that makes a long-term impact”(Goodreads 1). Felicia Day brings light to an issue that has become extremely relevant in today 's modern society: The growing use of technology has lead to a significant decrease in fundamental face-to-face interactions. Studies from Yale University 's Center for Emotional Intelligence show that people, especially children, who are spending more time engaging through a screen rather than face-to-face with other people “can struggle to understand emotion, create strong relationships, or become more dependent on others.”(Deseret News) There is no substitute for face-to-face communication; however, people are …show more content…
Deciding to avoid face-to-face communication with a person causes them to feel less appreciated and makes it more difficult for bonds of trust to form. No one understands the negative effects that on-line communication has on an individual 's social interaction better than the director of Yale University 's Center for Emotional Intelligence, Marc Brackett. It is Brackett 's belief that children who communicate through technology are not connecting emotionally, and that sending texts “lack the emotive qualities of face-to-face interaction.”(Deseret News National) As Brackett explains to further emphasize his beliefs, children have a desire to be hugged and touched, not texted. This revelation should compel society as a whole to encourage face-to-face communication in place of texting in order to fill the vital social bond that is necessary for individuals, especially our younger generation. Debra Fine offers us a great example of how best to convey the importance of personal communication to young people everywhere as her book, Beyond Texting, reveals to individuals that, though useful and effective, it is crucial that we do not use technology as a crutch to positive social interaction.(Beyond Texting 1) There is no reason that technology, though …show more content…
In fact, Judy Blume states, “Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them.”(Goodreads 1) The Bible also instructs us to face conflict, “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault....”(Life Application Study Bible, Matt.18.15) Some may persistently attempt to argue the benefits of on-line communication, but it is clear that their arguments lack substance and fail to outweigh the truth that face-to-face communication has a lasting impact on individual 's and society as a

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