Group 2 Technology And Social Skills

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  • Group 2 Technology And Social Skills

    1. 1. Technology Affecting Social Skills: The Negative Impacts By: Kate Heydlauff
    2. 2. Technology: Harmful to Social Skills <ul><li>Skilled with online games, great with text messaging, and always available with online chat rooms… </li></ul><ul><li>but can our children hold a </li></ul><ul><li>face-to-face conversation? </li></ul>
    3. 3. How is it harmful? <ul><li>Creating a social hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Harming family communication </li></ul><ul><li>Impeding basic social skills </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibiting social isolation </li></ul>
    4. 4. Creates a Social Hierarchy <ul><li>A social gap is growing between those who can afford technology and those who cannot </li></ul><ul><li>Not having the “right” technology can lead to exclusion from social groups at school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children are teased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Causes anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases a technology barrier in our culture </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Harms Family Communication <ul><li>Teenagers spend incredibly amount of time on the Internet, texting, and on MP3s </li></ul><ul><li>Parents can be attached to work due to cell phones, Blackberry's and e-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Families have less communication and more technology time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less time outdoors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less time talking </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Impedes Basic Social Skills <ul><li>Less basic conversation among adolescents </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No manners during face to face conversation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Too much TV, Internet and texting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Wedge between generations </li></ul><ul><li>Many young adults are unable to interact with others in a social setting </li></ul>
    7. 7. Inhibits Social Isolation <ul><li>Less verbal communication with family and friends causes people to feel lonely and depressed </li></ul><ul><li>On average, teenagers spend more time on their cell phones and computers than doing anything else </li></ul>
    8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>Affonso, Bob. &quot;Is the Internet Affecting the Social Skills of Our Children?.&quot; Sierra Source. 01 December 1999. Retrieved: 28 May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Gamm, Jen. &quot;Is Computer Technology Harming Our Children's Social Skills?.&quot; Ezine Articles. 22 March 2008. Retrieved: 28 May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Durano, Christina. &quot;Social skills impeded by technology.&quot; Daily Skiff. 01 November 2007. Retrieved: 28 May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>O'Loughlin, Jennifer, Marie Lambert M.D., Lise Gauvin Ph.D, Yan Kestens Ph.D, and Mark Daniel, Ph.D. &quot;Many Teens Spend 30 Hours A Week On 'Screen Time' During High School.&quot; ScienceDaily. 14 March 2008. Retrieved: 7 Jun 2009. <http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080312172614.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>Siemion, Sophie. &quot;New technology hinders social skills, intellectual conversations for America's young people.&quot; College Media Network. 23 May 2007. Retrieved: 28 May 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Weare, Katherine. &quot;What impact is information technology having on our young people's health and well-being?.&quot; Health Education 104, 3, 129-131. 2004. Retrieved: 20 May 2009. </li></ul>

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