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The Effect of Technology on Teens

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Nikki Macias

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The Effect of Technology on Teens Dominique MACias
Period 1 English Resources •Some say, "Who cares it's their lives." Little do
these people understand that by using up so much valuable time on the internet not only is the one doing it affecting their life but several other as well. We should worry about sexually explicit messages/ pictures, obesity, laziness, and most of all becoming physically anti-social. Did you know? The Good and Bad Side Why is this
important? These are the questions... •What is the big deal of teens using the internet so often? It was created for entertainment and educational purposes wasn't it? Commonly Used Technology When teens use socialization websites.... How our hours are spent •How is the amount of time spent on the computer affecting my child other than making them lazy? Video Research Positive Effects •For people who are physically afraid of talking in person now have a way to interact. •By using social websites and socializing online it might help build courage to the people who have problems or troubles talking to others in face-to-face conversations. •Believe it or not internet for teens begins many relationship that sometimes may result in a happy and healthy marriage. •The internet helps many young teenage artists, musicians, comedians, dancers, etc put themselves out there to become famous. •Many teachers have moved to using online to help with homework assignments, video teachings, class notes from days missed or even suggestions on other sites to help students get better understandings on topic that might not be 100% clear & understandable. Negative Effects •The use of social networks and websites result in teens/students having trouble interacting with other in person. •On average, the more time spent on the internet, the less time spent with friends, family and colleagues in person. •The people who tend to use the internet more than others tend to find themselves with a smaller amount of friends. •Some scholars argue that the internet is causing people to become socially isolated and cut off from genuine social relationships, as they become alone over time and communicate with anonymous strangers online. •Many people that overuse the advantage of internet and social networking seem to become lazier create more difficulties in staying fit and becoming obese. •People who use the internet more often say they feel lonely and even some suicidal once coming to realization. • Others say that since online is the typical places to speak in "slang" people who use it often tend to lose the education and begin to use improper words more often. •Vision is also proven to become impaired or distorted due to many hours of staring at screens. http://mashable.com/2012/07/19/teens-stop-communicating/












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