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Is technology a good thing for our society?

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Started: 1/13/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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P0531D0N

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A recent study from researchers at Columbia University found that people who use their phones and laptops frequently are lazier than those who don"t. This proves that digital technology changes the way our brains work. Smartphones also cause weight gain. Another study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, frequent phone users were far more likely to forego physical exercise than people who used cell phones less frequently.

Viruses and other forms of malware are a continual problem, and these threats may destroy files, result in identity theft or steal personal information. This stolen data is then sold in a place called the Dark Web, people lose billions of dollars every year because of malware. Computers also give predators a new medium to take advantage of children in addition to creating a whole new class of cyber crimes such as pedophilia and promotion of suicide for criminals to commit.

Cyberbullying is another major and widely known problem. It is when a child is tormented, threatened, harassed, humilated, or embarassed. Between 1 and 2% of college students commit suicide to because of this horrible problem. 110 people commit suicide everyday because of cyberbullying.Suicide is the 2nd ranking cause of death for individuals 15-24 years of age. One such case is of Megan Meier. She struggled with ADD and depression in addition to issues with her weight. About five weeks before her death, a 16-year-old boy named Josh Evans asked Megan to be friends on the social networking website MySpace. In mid-October, Josh began saying he didn"t want to be friends anymore, and the messages became more cruel on October 16, 2006, when Josh concluded by telling Megan, "The world would be a better place without you." The cyberbullying escalated when additional classmates and friends on MySpace began writing disturbing messages and bulletins. She hung herself the following day.

To sum it all up technology is wounding our society.
Natsu145

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While I agree, there are definitely a lot of problems today with technology. Though some of these these problems can be fixed. For example, cyber bullying as we all know is a major problem. If you were to get cyber bullied you could just ignore it because most of the time the person who is cyber bullying you doesn't even know you In real life. Or you could report that person to whatever website you're on so that the admins can block him. You could even go to the police for cyber bullying if it gets out of control or tell a trusted adult.

I would like to comment on the first paragraph. What I want to say is that you should have a balance between the amount of time you use your phone and other daily activities. You have to make people understand the consequences of using your phone too much and making it so that they exercise and regurly and live a healthy life.

Schools are now taking extra precautions so that children use the Internet safely. They understand the problems of the digital world and try to teach the children how to avoid or solve these problems. Also for the viruses and malware, there are now companies that are making/upgrading firewalls and protection software in order for people who use the Internet to be safer. They are working hard everyday to protect people from the horrors of the digital world.

Technology is a very important thing. There are so many reasons why. The whole purpose for the creation of technology is so that people can live an easier life.It has helped make many important inventions. For example, toilets. Toilets are a very important invention of technology. Without toilets, waste would be lying everywhere and the world would be a very smelly place.

There are many more vital things that are here today because of technology. Like cars, showers, computers, the Internet, etc. It also helps develop more medicine to cure more diseases for the future and SO much more. The bottom line is technology is a very important and good part of our lives and helps us in more ways than we can even think of. That's all folks.
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Posted by Natsu145 1 year ago
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