Technology’s negative effect on teenagers and generally people

Technology’s negative effect on teenagers and generally people

Can someone just imagine what life would be without the technological facilities that have been offered to us by engineers? Even though all we have to do is look in the past, the youth of the 21st century don’t seem to be able to.
For one thing, the new generation, that grew up in the development of technology, is known as the “electronic age babies”. It has come to my attention that most parents seem to allow their children to spend a minor amount of time watching television from a very young age. Therefore, the children internalize the habit of entertaining themselves with technology. Moreover, it is evident that teenagers communicate with each other bias the internet. However, it is clear that vocal communication has faded, while conversation is mainly in text messages. As a result, the art of real face-to-face communication is almost forgotten, due to the deficiency of its practice. Even when they are together their heads are still lowered facing that small box, called cell phone.
Furthermore, we live in a world of troubled youths. In other words, the use of the internet by adolescents might have a negative impact on their physical or mental health. A typical example is social influences, such as models; actors; public figures; bloggers and their effect on teens in various cases. All these people, who seem to do a lot of activities during the day; stay fit and have a perfect body; go on vacation and at the same time have a personal life and be good at almost everything, illustrate an image of perfection in an almost clueless adolescent’s mind, desperate to be something close to that “perfection”, filling them with anxiety. Owing to the fact that school, homework, extracurricular activities or lessons etc. are already stressing teens out, more stress caused by unnecessary deeds makes them feel even more pressured. This leads to anxiety, stress or even depression in severe cases.
That being said, the current pandemic decease, known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, has got us cooped up in our houses. Technology now is needed more than ever, so we can stay in touch with our relatives, friends, teachers and colleagues. On the one hand, this is partly true, but on the other, this situation has got us longing for some real communication outside quarantine. In this way, not only the internet remains the main form of entertainment, but also people are becoming “addicted” to it to a greater extent.
Taking everything into account, technology does benefit communication, but people do not use it in order to do just that, while teens are constantly on it. Parents should also consider the time they allow their children to spend on any type of technology and introduce them to other forms of amusement. Besides, there’s a much bigger world beyond the screen.

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