Media Literacy: When You Grow Up
Role of Social Media in Today's Society
Life of a Prole
Winston/O'Brian compared to Snowden
O'Brian Victim or Villain? Winston?
Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?
The middle aged adults (31-55) of this country are already starting to get addicted just like many of the younger aged people (14-30). For it not to become a permanent reality, the younger generations are going to have to be the ones to stop it. Obviously it’d be extremely hard to do this but some good ideas would be to set up rules at school for phone policies. I know we technically already have phone policies but let’s be honest they’re a joke. Sometimes the teachers are on their phones if they have already handed out an assignment. These new policies would have to consist of legitimate consequences because you don’t want teenagers getting away with being on their phones during class. Why? They will suddenly have the perception that having their phone out at all times is appropriate which it totally is not appropriate! This habit could affect them in work, not many bosses are going to be cool with you always being on your phone. I feel like if we catch it now we could do it but if we don’t take action now and let it slide, 20 years later, there’s no way we’d be able to stop it because by that time there would be a whole generation that’s been with this much technology(iPhones, Electric cars, social media, etc.)Since birth. Harnessing the power of social media and technology and just using it for important and useful purposes is very challenging to accomplish. In this instance you would have to have a strict schedule of when and when not to use it. Another good idea would be to shut down all the high tech phones (which would never happen today) because they are too accessbile to everything. With the old flip phones all you had was texting and calling and maybe a game or two. The texting would be very difficult because you had to click it like 5 times just to get 1 letter, so it would be more common for people to call, at least they’d actually be connected because they’re talking to someone, and they’re not typing any half spelled words or incorrect grammar.