Period 3 Michael Murtaugh The Negative Effects of Technology on Teenagers
The Negative Effects of Technology on Teenagers <br />By: Michael Murtaugh SLC: Magnet<br />
Could you go through a day without using technology?<br />With things like…<br />Cell Phones <br />IPods<br />Computers <br />The internet <br />Video games www.oraifite.com www.verizon-phones.org <br />We are at risk in many ways<br />http://Articles.whmsoft com <br />
I Myself Fall into this category<br /><ul><li> In 7th grade I bought an Xbox 360.
By the end of 8th grade I graduated middle school at a weight of 198 lbs.
Finally I joined wrestling junior year and was back in shape.</li></ul>www.questionbin.com<br />www.digitalbattle.com<br />www.inquisitr.com<br />http://puebloallstars.webs.com<br />
Video game statistics<br />More than eight in ten (83%) young people ages 8-18 have a video game console at home, and a majority (56%) have two or more. (“Generation M: Media in the lives of 8-18 year olds.” Pg 35).<br />A surprising 81 percent of teens (roughly 17 million) use the internet to play games online which is a 52% jump since 2000(Pew Internet & American Life Project). <br />. Overall, 17% say their parents check the ratings on the video games they buy.” (“Generation M: Media in the lives of 8-18 year olds.” 35).<br />
Cell Phones and Texting<br />Along with video games, cell phones are also gaining a lot of popularity over the past few years.<br />Four out of five teens (17 million) carry a wireless device (a 40% increase since 2004) (“Teenagers: A Generation Unplugged”).<br />Second only to clothing, teens say, a person’s cell phone tells the most about their social status or popularity, outranking jewelry, watches and shoes (“Teenagers: A Generation Unplugged”).<br />
Sexting<br />Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, most commonly through mobile phones.<br />According to a survey of 653 teens, 39% of which admitted to sending or posting sexually suggestive messages (Sex and Tech 2).<br />Under the same survey 48% of all teens said they have received sexually suggestive messages (Sex and Tech 2).<br />
Sexting Court Cases<br />In February 2009, located in Greensburg, Pa., three high school girls who sent seminude photos and four male students who received them were all hit with child pornography charges.<br />Jesse Logan was a high school senior who committed suicide after sexting a nude photo to her boyfriend.<br />
Social Networking sites<br />The average teen spends two hours a day for five days on social networking sites(Adolescents in MySpace: Identify Formation, Friendship and Sexual Predators).<br />In 2006, a 14-year-old Texas girl and her mother filed a $30 million lawsuit against MySpace, claiming the girl had been sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old man she met on the site.<br />38% of parents never seen their child’s MySpace page (Adolescents in MySpace: Identify Formation, Friendship and Sexual Predators).<br />
Conclusion<br />Whether it be…<br />www.oraifite.com www.verizon-phones.org <br />http://Articles.whmsoft com <br />Do the pros outweigh the cons? <br />
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