strom393: April 2012 Archives
After talking about the affects on children from violent television shows in discussion it raised another question in my head, "Does technology in general harm children and introduce them to something that has the possibility to allow the child to grow up different than the norm?" My youngest cousin. Easton, may know how to play a variety of iPhone apps such as angry birds better than I would ever be able to. Is he missing out on other things that I had in my childhood? Or are they gaining knowledge for the future that will help them advance? I believe that with the technology used in today's work force having these skills may help the younger generation succeed and even create their own new inventions to better all different things around the world. This article lays out just how far the generation gap is. They mention the age that they received their first cell phone. My younger cousins are getting cell phones for their 10th and 11th birthdays. I received my first cell phone when I was 13 for sports/rides purposes, and that was young for most people. Does this change the freedom of children during their middle school years? Having a phone comes with a lot more opportunities to go places without supervision and may be a rival hypothesis towards the fact of violence coming from video games and other television shows.