We all are aware that technology has become a big part of our lives. But it seems that it’s getting to a point where it is taking over our lives; especially for teens and younger kids.
In the past you would see kids playing outside with siblings or friends. Now, most kids stay indoors just on their phones.
Technology can be useful and important, but we have abused it.
At social events or family gatherings, most people's phones are glued to their hands. Or when I go out to eat, most of the family members on their phones while waiting for the food, instead of talking to one another. When I hang out with friends, most of the time, we’re just on our phones, not even speaking to each other a lot. It’s like technology made us forget how to actually socialize. Phones are making it easier for us to talk with friends through text, instead of in person.
Cell phones also interfere with sleep schedules and school work. At least, for me personally and I bet a lot of other teens too. We put off homework until “later” just to stay scrolling through Instagram and Twitter, watching YouTube, or snapchatting our friends. We also tend to stay up late doing the same thing.
Technology also causes laziness in most kids and teens. It’s not that hard to spend hours laying in bed, watching Netflix or Youtube instead of getting physical activity.
It’s sad to see little kids fall into this problem at a young age. There are iPad games made specially for kids under the age of five. Many little kids rely on their iPads to have fun. This is affecting their childhood. I remember when I was young, I was always outside playing and had the best imagination. I never even had a clue what a smartphone was.
I mean, it’s not really the kids fault. They were born into a generation where technology is at its highest. They are surrounded by it.
We need to focus on the actual importance of technology and not go overboard with it, where it interferes with how we socialize. We need to minimize the effects that comes along with technology and keep the uses of it positive.