Facebook in teenagers life

by alexandragagne2 on November 13, 2013 - 8:51pm

Computers may be one of the greatest technologies invented lastly, but they have many negative effects. Yes it is useful to provide good information, stay in contact with our friends etc, but it can affect more person than we think. Many teenagers are being touched by this new invention. Computers, especially social network sites, affect many aspects of their life: school, social life, time management and way more. These two articles demonstrate consequences due to the use of computer especially with Facebook.

The first article is based on three main points, time spent on Facebook, lack of privacy with his use and the cost schools need to invest in the protection system of their computer. As the article said, when we are on Facebook it is hard to quit. We always want to check something else, to talk to someone else, basically it never end. It is a fact that we all know and experienced over the time. The point is that it is tough to manage our time with this social network because it is so attractive that we forget about everything else. Secondly, the article talks about the lack of privacy that teenager experience without even noticing it. It shows that with the use of text-centered telecommunications adolescents develop a lack of social responsibility. The information they gave can have repercussion on their future life and they have to be conscious of what they put on those websites. The last argument of the article is the amount of money schools need to spend to protect their computer. They allow computer at school but have to pay to block certain website such as Facebook. If they don’t do this, teenagers don’t do their work.

The second article is more specific about the impact Facebook has on the grades of adolescent. The article says about the same as the first regarding the time spent on this website. It is always too much. First, they are less used to hand written and correction without computer, so this leads to lower grade about their grammar and spelling. The last point is that they spend less time studying because they are too captivated by Facebook.

These two articles have a link because they both show negative consequences about the use of Facebook. They contain almost the same information and debate the same subject.

First article: http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?sid=d3af0f11-b624-433b-bc56-91229608bd88%40sessionmgr111&vid=6&hid=108&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=aph&AN=41688097&anchor=toc

Fodeman, Doug, and Marie Monroe. "The Impact Of Facebook On Our Students." Teacher Librarian 36.5 (2009): 36-40. Academic Search Premier. Web. 13 Nov. 2013.
                The authors have worked with many children and made experiences about how the technology affects the teenagers. They have more than 50 years of experience in counseling. They possess the Children Online site, a comprehensive company to understand more about computer.

Second article: http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/fbook-grades/?_r=1

Rebecca R.Ruiz. Facebook’s Impact on Student Grades. October 21, 2011. Web. Accessed on November 13, 2013.
                The author is a New York Times well known righter. She writes about different subject all related to technology.  

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