The Technological Youth

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Young people are now fully absorbed in the digital age as it revolves around and inside them. This is the age of humans where a technological worldview and human tools hold the central place in re-shaping the earth and its people. It’s also a time when 1.8 billion youth make up the largest generation of 10 to 24 year olds in human history with 50 per cent of the world’s population under 30 years of age. When you observe the lives of the Youth it’s very interesting how the youth are living today when our planet has been driven to fragility by consumption trends intimately related to the rise of mass production made possible through technologies.

 

Digital technologies have been too frequently adopted into schools with use and guideline policies that haven’t considered long-term environmental, health or ethical impacts: today, equity concerns have moved beyond worrying that poorer children don’t have devices to grappling with what it means if wealthy developers are raising children tech-free. “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” the Atlantic asked in a provocative and widely read 2017 cover story. That article, by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge, summarized the correlational data linking teen mental health with technology and suggested the answer was yes. This brings a rising fear in us but surprisingly there is no direct causation of mental health of the youth and technology. So in conclusion technology is a tool and thus can be used for your advantage as well as disadvantage.

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