The fact that the youth are growing up surrounded by technology, and that some of them do not even know life without technology. it is very much part of the issue. As with everything, it has its pros and its cons.
Technology has made everything so instantaneous, fast and accessible. As a result, our youth do not have any problem finding information or learning stuff they are interested in and it has even made school life easier. In many ways, the advancement of technology is a positive thing and is enabling people to do more.
The access youth have to technology at such a young age and with very little to zero supervision has developed some serious problems. The dependence that technology brings; the youth rely on their devices and apps for almost everything, sometimes becoming unable to solve situations on their own.
Technology has also affected most youth social skills. They have become so used to having these gadgets and being in front of a screen that they never learn how to interact in real life.
Technology, quite obviously, has its good and bad sides, but we need to be responsible about how it is used. If we are able to balance technology, social interaction and human contact, our children will learn how to get the best out of it and use it in a beneficial way. So, adults should really become role models and set an example to younger generations in this respect.
Author: Dcns. Joanna Asuo