Overuse of technology

By: Taylor Spice and Sophia Maier

The technology in young children's lives !

Imagine your child having to choose after school to read a paperback book with a good lesson and theme or to be allured by an out-of-this-world and exceptional device made of microchips and wires embedded on the inside of aluminum. This is now the challenges many young children face and usual when comes down to choose between school work and technology. Technology wins over school work and tends to get carried away by how much time is spent using the devices. What negative effects does the overuse of technology have on youth?

The cons of technology in young children's lives !

The cons of technology are obesity, decrease in grades, and poorer health. First of all, research shows "lack of physical activity and technological advances have led to a more sedentary lifestyle"("obesity"). This quote confirms that technology has played a role for obesity in youth. In addition, text states, "Facebook can be distracting and can impact learning. Studies found that middle school, high school, and college students who checked Facebook at least once during a 15-minute study period achieved lower grades"("Social"). This quote justifys technology has played a role for a decrease in grades in children's lives. In conclusion, research shows “Something else the overuse of screens causes is psychological difficulties such as hyperactivity,emotional and conduct problems,as well as difficulties with peers” (“Screen” 159). In conclusion, this excerpt of text validates that technology has played a role for poorer health in younger children's lives.

The pros of technology in young children lives !

The pros of technology are creative learning, updated on current events, and superb commutation. In the classroom technology is used for creative and unique opportunities for children to learn new information. While using this technology children are exposed to current events and updated on what's going on in the outside world. Last but not least technology brings a unprecedented amount of communication between people and technology users.
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A question to ponder !

How can technology amount to such great things but still have a negative effect to people and their lives?
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In conclusion!

How is youth negatively effected by the overuse of technology? Technology has its pros and cons and it is up to you to decide it limits or boundaries. Children have a lot of access to technology but could it be a little too much?