By Kassem Sleiman
Unis Middle School
Kids don’t feel like doing anything these days.
Why, you ask? There are many reasons why kids are getting lazy nowadays, but the biggest factor is technological advances.
Before the 21st Century, kids still did activities that required lots of movement. But when technology started to advance, they seemed to depend on technology for everyday life. Believe, me depending on technology for everyday life is a horrible habit.
Nancy Wilke, the school counselor, said she doesn’t really think kids are failing because of technology because kids are choosing to do whatever they want, so its not technology’s fault.Pamela Anderson, 8th grade language arts teacher, said technology makes information more easily available for kids, but then students don’t use their brains and act as though they think the computer is their brain.
Technology is not always on your side. The effects of technology can result in lots of things, like obesity and laziness. Kids always expect a computer or technological device to do their work for them, so they never do anything on their own.
For example, on a school report or essay, kids usually type them out on the computer. If they accidentally get deleted, then they have to redo them. A way to solve problems like that and save time is instead kids could just write it out on paper, then type it out so they don’t lose their work.
Another problem is that technology helps kids become obese because kids tend to always be in front of a computer screen or TV. They just stay there for hours instead of doing activities that could be beneficial.
Before technological advances, kids used to actually do activities that required movement and they weren’t as obese. Obesity is becoming a big problem in the world now.
Technology also makes kids not pay as much attention to school as they used to. Now kids always want to play video games or use the computer instead of focusing on their schoolwork, which can result in kids failing. Ways to solve that problem is that parents could make their kids spend less time on technology and more time on schoolwork so they don’t fail on their report card.
I asked if they want technology to keep advancing the way it has and their answers were identical. They both want technology to keep advancing.
What do you think about this?