Sunday, March 11, 2012
Is Technology Keeping Teens out of Trouble?
What are you doing right now? You're staring at your computer screen. What are you not doing? Driving down highways smashing mailboxes out the window with a baseball bat. That is great for all the mailbox owners but has technology become the 16 year old boys babysitters? Since apps on your massive phone, Facebook, and World of War craft have gotten so popular it's rare you see 15 year old girl hiding in boys bushes spying on their ex-boyfriends new tutor. They can just hacking his Facebook.
But is technology ruining our social skills and creativity? Even when teenagers are out and about they are still texting they're cute crush or thinking about the drama at school.
There is no escaping this for teenagers. Sure it keeps us out of trouble but I have friends that would rather play Modern Warfare 3 than get a girlfriend. Is it postponing our maturity? Would teens rather live a virtual life then go around living a real one? Kids are so glued to their massive phones but what apps on there do they really need? How is Angry Birds going to help anybody? Technology is taking care of us. Right?
Let me know what you think and leave me a comment.
Now go out and solve world hunger, kick 13 clowns, and drown a checker piece in hot sauce.