Is Technology A Boon Or Bane For Teenagers?
As an educator I am often asked this question: "Is technology a boon or bane?"
We need to understand that human beings are lazy by nature and would love it if other people did all their work - the introduction of technology has done precisely that. Over the years, we have stopped writing letters, instead tapping out informal emails. We do not remember phone numbers,depending on our mobiles to pull them up for us. We do not remember birth dates, because that's what Facebook is for; we also wish people there instead of making that two-minute personal phone call. We do not make the effort of remembering spellings because there's spell - check and auto-correct. We talk to people miles away from us and ignore those who are sitting right next to us. We tell the whole world where we are and what we are doing. Technology is making our children dumber and as parents we need to train our children to use it wisely.
03/10/2016 3:45 PM IST