This needs no special attention that technology has surrounded each one of us from all sides. We are all bound to use technology in almost everything we do but not to forget that technology comes with a cost. A cost that each of us pays every day, the cost which has influenced the teens’ mindset and their lifestyle, all of it counts. It is so evident that the massive use of gadgets and the internet have affected teens’ behavior and mental growth. Apart from providing information worldwide, it is making children more and more addicted and that is a harm to their growth and understanding. There is a lot at stake while teens surf internet and social networking sites. They are unknowingly open to the world all the time. They see, visualize and understand things which are sometimes not their age and that is what affects their mental health.
Effects of using technology excessively
As discussed above, teens are always open to various information spread all over the internet without any filter or restriction. They learn a lot of things which are sometimes inappropriate for their age and adapt behaviors which are not suitable for them. There are changes in their emotions, in aggression, they become much more vulnerable which is not right for their age and healthy growing up. Teens’ also face many different mental issues due to the massive use of technology as they become irresistibly addicted to gadgets, they go through anxiety, depression and more.
To avoid such unfortunate mental sickness or any kind of pressure on teens’ minds, schools these days have started taking initiatives and have started teaching children to learn to fight the addiction of technology use. They understand that technology somewhere or the other is distracting teens from their studies hence they are taking the following steps:
• Making students and their parents aware of the consequences
• Enforcing limitations and policies
• Ensuring that the devices are used only for educational purposes
• Make face to face conversation at the base of education