As we march into the 21st century, it is apparent that our generation has been molded from technology, social media and video sharing. As many of us enjoy finding the latest news and keeping up to date with friends, it is important to look at how excessive use of these devices may not always be a positive thing.
There is a disconnect between reality and the viewer. The human mind becomes an empty space filled by the lives of reality TV stars who contribute nothing to the individual.
Loss of productivity in the workplace is apparent. With easy access to Facebook and YouTube, 89% of Americans (Wasting Time at Work Survey) reported that they waste time on social media at work.
Media sharing is fast, efficient and often public. If someone releases a picture or information you’d rather keep private, it is displayed before the masses with just the click of a button. According to Cyber Bullying, statistics have shown that over 50% of teens reported that they have experienced cyber bullying at least once.
With the expansion of technology, it would not be ill-advised to take precautions, and prevent our young ones from becoming enslaved to it.