Today, technology has played a huge role in everyone’s life. With online banking, transactions have never been this comfortable and convenient. With e-shopping, purchasing goods have never been this far-reaching. All these technological advancements, however, have placed a firm hold to teens too. Technology also has brought many adverse impacts on teens development. The video games, the Internet, social forums like Twitter, Facebook and television have affected teens negatively in different ways. Online dating and pornography are some of the tools to tell the destruction of a teen’s life. There is the issue of health and lack of interest in sleep among the teens.
Negative effect of technology on teens
Rising health concerns
The lack of exercise has also led to the growing of health issues. Cases of obesity among teens are on high alert. It has resulted because of lack of training due to the indoor staying. This has led to poor nutrition habit and lack of a well-balanced diet thus bringing the erosion of health.
Lack of sleeping interest
Another concern among parents is the lack of sleep interest among adolescents. Sleep is a crucial aspect of body growth. Lack enough sleep could lead to severe effects on the working of the human body. Many teens sacrifice their sleeping time for the purpose of watching some movies, play games or even chat with their friends online. It is a negative impact of technology because it can lead to physical fatigue in the long run.
There is the issue of language and how the teens communicate nowadays. The use of some abusive terms is high among the teens. It is normal that you won’t complete watching a movie without hearing words such as ‘fuck’ and ‘bitch.’ Since teens learn through imitation, they employ such words in their daily communication. It has led to the erosion of language
Morality and decaying society
The issue of immorality and our decaying society is another negative outcome of technology. The Internet is a database full of all kind of stuff including pornography. Being a free world, teens have access to them. The result is the bringing of children with moral decay. They view sex as pleasure activity instead of it intended purpose and they have no respect for opposite gender.
For teens to reap the benefits of technology, moderation and balance have to be reinstated. This is totally the responsibility of the guardian. The parents have to let their girls and boys reap the benefits while at the same time putting in measures to prevent the drawbacks that might arise.