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How Technology Affects Children and Teenagers?

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Technology

The term technology comes from the ancient Greek word "science of crafts". The best meaning of technology is the transformation of techniques and others into a creation. Although technology is dangerous for our mental health if used misused it still connects us all together. Examples of technologies might be smartphones, laptops, iPads but not only. By technology, we also mean automatic lights, machines, cameras, and way more. Technology is all around us.

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People Reaction To Technology

There are three types of personalities I observe in people. The first is the overwhelming group that thinks that technology is the world and also if they lose one picture they start to assist, obtain insanely and think they lost everything they had, however, remember that reject matter how many pictures you lose a day however all the memories that you keep inside your head. Normally this group of people doesn't have a lot of friends and they spend most of their day playing some video games, which sometimes is positive especially if you play with friends. Personally speaking, I scarcely allow my children to play videogames, however when I do they handle, require to play together, and pass time together therefore that they can improve their relationship and assist, obtain closer. You would normally call these people nerds however that's not true it doesn't mean anything is someone is shyer than you or prefer to be on something they like for most of the time, you are throwing in this case stereotypes and them which doesn't request at all and make them feel uncomfortable. Secondly is the controlled people who pass a maximum of half of their day on technology, normally not for personal reasons however like I do for work or for hobbies. They are able to control and understand when their time being on the screen is too much and depart, leave absent from it. They are like everyone still humans and sometimes make the mistake of overthinking and losing track of time. Lastly, there is a friendly group, that I think are the best because they consume the phones or others just in an emergency situation or even three times a week which is basically nothing compared to the others. This group is the most responsible and agent of their own learning. Finishing up please try to control your screen time...continue reading to find how this impacts your mental health.

Impact of mental health

Technology overall is a way to communicate with the outside world and is especially used by teenagers however this can affect your mental health. In terms of the relationship between screen consumption and both physical and mental health outcomes, there have been several studies that suggest higher levels of screen consumption in children and adolescents can cause serious illness problems. From something less problematic like reduced physical activity to high risk of depression, and lower well-being. Teenager risks more depression simply because of social media. In fact, social media from a happy chat place can turn into bullying, hurting people's emotions, and scaring them. Sadly, we can't stop these problems however there are some tips you could do to feel improved, like take a pause from technology, walk your dog can really request you, and lastly never allow people to pull you down. In conclusion, if you feel negative somehow discuss to an adult that can request you in your negative moments.

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Personal Feedback

I personally think that technology extrapolates you from reality sometimes, other times it just leads you in the wrong direction and other times it just bullies you, because there are stupid people in the world. But technology is something that was created a thousand years ago just for the purpose of the community. I love technology because you can communicate with people around the world or friends in other countries, I moved to fact of having Instagram and Whatsapp help me stay in contact with my family and my friends. I mainly use technology to text my friends in fact while I use other devices like the iPad and laptop to do more, like my hobbies or other. I encourage you to use your technology for your wealth being and not for the others, do not care at all what people think about you, never. For instance, my daughter a tikotk, and sometimes she feels overwhelmed about the comments but I always tell her to not care that she is loved anyway. Thanks for reading this article I hope it will make you feel better and understand more.

How much time do you spend on...?

For each question, choose the best answer for you.

  1. social media (like instagram, tik tok, etc.) ?
    • 4 hour or more
    • less than 30 minutes
    • less than 2 hours
  2. chrome or safari?
    • most of time
    • it depends
    • scarcely
  3. videogames on machine(ps4, wii, nintendo)?
    • never
    • 5 hours a day or more
    • not so much around 3 hours a week

Scoring

For each answer you selected, add up the indicated number of points for each of the possible results. Your final result is the possibility with the greatest number of points at the end.

  1. social media (like instagram, tik tok, etc.) ?
    • 4 hour or more
      • overwhelming: +3
      • controlled: 0
      • responsible: 0
    • less than 30 minutes
      • overwhelming: 0
      • controlled: +3
      • responsible: 0
    • less than 2 hours
      • overwhelming: 0
      • controlled: 0
      • responsible: +3
  2. chrome or safari?
    • most of time
      • overwhelming: +3
      • controlled: 0
      • responsible: 0
    • it depends
      • overwhelming: 0
      • controlled: +3
      • responsible: 0
    • scarcely
      • overwhelming: 0
      • controlled: 0
      • responsible: +3
  3. videogames on machine(ps4, wii, nintendo)?
    • never
      • overwhelming: 0
      • controlled: 0
      • responsible: +3
    • 5 hours a day or more
      • overwhelming: +4
      • controlled: 0
      • responsible: 0
    • not so much around 3 hours a week
      • overwhelming: 0
      • controlled: +3
      • responsible: 0

This table shows the meaning of each possible result:

overwhelming

spent too much time

controlled

you are able to controll yourself

responsible

you are totally fine with not having around technology

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