Sunday, February 6, 2011
The Effects of the Digital Generation on the Youth
New media surrounds our daily lives and is inescapable. We use it dozens of times a day, sometimes without even really realizing it. I myself love the possibilities technology has to offer, but is it good for the youth? I think, for the most part, it has a more positive effect than negative effect on children. The internet opens up new knowledge that is easy to access for school work. Phones keep kids more connected with their friends and make it easier for parents to reach them. Technology for video games and music gives them a way to be creative and find themselves. The parents that are worrisome are the parents who are afraid of change. The same kind of parents who were afraid of rock and roll or the same kind of parents who were afraid of television. As long as the parents are responsible and monitor their children's technology intake there is no problem. Just balance it with having your kids play outside and then use password protection for inappropriate material.