The Effects of Excessive Technology Usage
As technology evolves, life gets easier. People think technology usage is a good thing. Technology makes life much more convenient, too convenient perhaps. Technology usage has effects the society in many ways. A lot of great inventions like computers, smart phones, televisions, and videogames were made in the 20th and 21st century. However, there are harmful side effects we may not know. The inventions are as harmful as their usefulness sometimes. Some of these tools also play a big role on our lives. However, society has made a habit to depend on these convenient tools and it is a reality we must accept.
Technology has grown in the extend to students use computers. As Fried states in his/her research, "Computers, and especially laptops, become standard equipment in higher education as the numbers of universities initiatives continues to grow”. As computer usage increases in classrooms people are starting to wonder and research how computers can affect a student’s ability to learn. In the article by Susan Baer, Kelly Saran, and David A. Green, “Recent research (...) has shown that new information, such as pop-up messages, while students are preforming a primary task slows performance speed and increases errors.” In most cases, when a laptop class was compared to a non-laptop class, there were higher participation rates, more interest in learning, and a greater motivation to succeed. As stated by C. B. Fried in a survey, "Students admit to spending considerable time during lectures using their laptops for things other than taking notes.”
Undoubtedly, grown-ups like technology as well as the young. However, too much time in front of the television, gaming console, and video games can result in poor social skills with children with addictive traits. As explained by Baer,
Overuse is a concern (...) youth with addictive features of use show...