Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager?
I’m a digital advocate, but I’m not one to compromise emotional, mental, and physical development for digital advancements. It’s interesting how many studies are being conducted about the pros and cons of digital consumption with children and teens. But honestly, I believe that we won’t be able to get real answers any time soon. This technology is new and regularly being updated every second. Today, we use smart boards in classrooms, tomorrow we use laser technology on glass. With everything developing so quickly, how can these studies be reliable? And, there’s always a flaw with survey-based studies. Demographics play a huge role and if surveys aren’t conducted broadly, it’s very difficult to get someone to believe your numbers.
Like Sam Laird said, “Arguments can be made either way, but there’s no debating that today’s teens are more wired than ever.” I’ll just leave it at that.