The Negative Impacts Of Technology Essay

1132 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
The Negative Impacts of Technology Ever since the early 2000’s technology has played a gigantic role in people’s lives. Every kid in this generation has grown up with technology and has seen it progress over the years. Technology can be things such as computers, video games, phones, and television. Today, you cannot go anywhere, except maybe the outdoors, without seeing some sort of technology, but that is still very uncommon in today’s society. Technology and social media have become the most popular things in the world. In the past 7 to 8 years social media has really taken off with apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. As technology becomes more advanced and improves each year, it takes more control of our lives. Yes, technology is supposed to make our lives easier, which it does, but it has also caused a lot of problems. Social media and the advancement of technology has caused negative implications upon society by promoting shallow communication, a decrease in physical activity, and contributing to texting while driving. The overuse of social media promotes shallower communication skills. Humans rely too heavily on the use of their phones and social media to communicate with others. As technology has advanced over the years, people’s communication skills have gotten worse. It is not so much the adults, it is the kids and teenagers in this generation who cannot communicate very well and technology is the cause of it. It is so much easier to get a…

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