The Negative Effects Of Technology And Its Effects On Children

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Technology has helped yet hinder everyday life. It affects everyone and how they communicate to each other. It connects people and businesses to be able to share anything they would like. It also keeps families in touch whenever they need to talk. There are a variety of options to communicate with others. It is also the simplest form of communication when connecting to family and friends from far away. You can catch up on their lives through pictures and quick updates. As the world is rapidly becoming more digital, families are connecting but instead of talking and having a face to face conversation, they are on their phones and not interacting with the person beside them. In this day in age, many children are given phones, iPads, or computers …show more content…
Children that did not grow up with technology got to play together and talk to one another. Now, many kids sit in the same room while on their phones. “Children’s absorption in technology, from texting to playing video games, does by their very nature limit their availability to communicate with their parents” (Taylor). If we are on our phones instead of talking to the people beside us, we are not really connecting. It is common to go to a restaurant and see families connecting and interacting, but on their phones. The table is completely silent because everyone is too immersed into whatever they are doing on their phone. It seems that technology has taken over everyday lives. Instead of talking about how your day was in person, you are on your phone posting about it on Twitter. The use of technology is becoming an overwhelming use at inappropriate times. Although it is said to not be beneficial, it can be helpful in situations that need a phone. “In a crazy world, you want to know where your family is and that they have a way to reach in trouble” (Williamson). It is important to have your phone on hand at all times while in a public place in case of an …show more content…
Dr. Gene Beresin, a child psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, said texting gives teens "optimal distance" from parents, allowing for communication that wouldn 't happen otherwise” (Williamson). It is said that teenagers are the ones who are constantly texting and using social media. However, parents have adapted to it as well. “In reality, parents are using technology and media to nearly the same degree as their 11 to 17-year-olds. It is also shaping parent-child relationships in striking new ways” (Barna). Having technology being the main focus of a person’s life is not a healthy way to live. “It’s gotten to the point where it seems like parents and children are emailing and texting each other more than they’re talking—even when they’re at home together!”

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