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Technology as a Problem in Teenagers

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‘’technology as a problem in teenagers’’

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Introduction

Nowadays the world is facing many good things, as technology it is, but this century has been marked with that but is in a 100% good for us?. Many teenagers are more than involved with this and that is a problem for the society.

Why is this a problem for the society? There are no social relationships, everything it a about an enter far and we are losing values, even we don’t know people face, or we do not look at people just because we are doing more important things at cellphone.

Technology has destroyed family relationships because teenagers tried to full fill their necessities with material things.

When we talk about technology, we refer to everything as: Tv, computers, cellphones, Ps, tablets and etcetera those stuff are killing teenagers life and we are not paying attention to it.

Actually, there is like a 5% from people from 12 to 18 years old who talks to their parents without something in hands or by messages, So Why do not you ask to yourself, how did that happen? Or is this true, you can see it and you can prove it looking around you.

By the end of 20th century we can observe that media technology and its effects are as powerful as it were never before. The invention of the cell phone, appearance of computers, laptops, and internet communication has become a vital link in communicating with others. It has become inseparable part of our life and it is everywhere and it is impossible to escape them. Teenagers all over the world are growing up in a world, where the Internet, cell phones, text messaging and other technology dominates the communication and it is an integral part of everyday life.

The evolving technology has a strong impact on individual’s life and especially teenagers as they are vulnerable to change. “Research shows that teens tend to be more impulsive than adults, and they may not think as clearly as adults about the consequences of what they do,” (-Jessica Rich, Federal Trade Commission). (Read more)

The story of media in young people’s lives today is primarily a story of technology facilitating increased consumption.

Now teenagers cannot even imagine what the life would be without tech, we are more than clear that technology is an excellent tool to develop our activities but is destroying our social life when we use more than we need it.

Technology is relatively new in terms of its prevalence with teens. As many parents are not as up-to-date with the latest gadgets, they tend to have little knowledge on the possible effects technology might bring. But technology, while useful, brings many negative effects to teens' lives. Parents who have technophile kids should be aware of the possible risks and dangers.

Predators

Informed parents know that the media blows the prevalence of online sexual predators out of proportion. However, they do exist, and they often go after easy targets, namely children. Technology such as the Internet and smart phones give both children and predators the ability to make contact with large amounts of new people. Uninformed children might feel they are making a friend but in fact are running the risk of being preyed upon. The key risk here, though, is not the predator but the lack of adult knowledge about technology and the lack of supervision parents give to their children’s online behaviors. Parents who feel bad prying into their children’s lives are ignoring the fact that most children, especially teens, are sexually curious, willing to take risks, and have poor decision-making behaviors. So, while not common, sexual predators do exist and should be something parents talk to their kids about before allowing them full reign online.

Mental Health Problems

Clinical coordinator at Illinois Addiction Recovery Shannon Chrismore wrote in the book, “Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment,” about the comorbidity between technology addiction and other mental health problems, mainly depression and anxiety

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