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Group 2 Technology And Social Skills


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Kate Heydlauff

Kate Heydlauff

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    • 1. Technology Affecting Social Skills: The Negative Impacts By: Kate Heydlauff
    • 2. Technology: Harmful to Social Skills
      • Skilled with online games, great with text messaging, and always available with online chat rooms…
      • but can our children hold a
      • face-to-face conversation?
    • 3. How is it harmful?
      • Creating a social hierarchy
      • Harming family communication
      • Impeding basic social skills
      • Inhibiting social isolation
    • 4. Creates a Social Hierarchy
      • A social gap is growing between those who can afford technology and those who cannot
      • Not having the “right” technology can lead to exclusion from social groups at school
        • Children are teased
        • Causes anxiety
        • Increases a technology barrier in our culture
    • 5. Harms Family Communication
      • Teenagers spend incredibly amount of time on the Internet, texting, and on MP3s
      • Parents can be attached to work due to cell phones, Blackberry's and e-mail
      • Families have less communication and more technology time
        • Less time outdoors
        • Less time talking
    • 6. Impedes Basic Social Skills
      • Less basic conversation among adolescents
            • No manners during face to face conversation
            • Too much TV, Internet and texting
      • Wedge between generations
      • Many young adults are unable to interact with others in a social setting
    • 7. Inhibits Social Isolation
      • Less verbal communication with family and friends causes people to feel lonely and depressed
      • On average, teenagers spend more time on their cell phones and computers than doing anything else
    • 8. Works Cited
      • Affonso, Bob. "Is the Internet Affecting the Social Skills of Our Children?." Sierra Source. 01 December 1999. Retrieved: 28 May 2009.
      • Gamm, Jen. "Is Computer Technology Harming Our Children's Social Skills?." Ezine Articles. 22 March 2008. Retrieved: 28 May 2009.
      • Durano, Christina. "Social skills impeded by technology." Daily Skiff. 01 November 2007. Retrieved: 28 May 2009.
      • 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. <>.
      • 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.
      • 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.