BY SYLVIA KOHL
The vast majority of young people, particularly those between 16 and 25 years old, always carry their smartphones in their pockets or handbags. They often publish too many statuses, posts, and other kinds of updates.
Some of them use social networks and messengers to spy on their partners. People are aware that modern technology can significantly affect relationships. The result of all of this is that youths or students are becoming more arrogant and prone to exaggeration.
It seems that the use of computers and smartphones has completely changed the boundaries of what is socially acceptable, and also, it appears that they are massively destroying relationships.
Smartphones have become their obsession
If we are to believe the latest studies, young people have become a great nation addicted to technology.
The study which deals with the influence of digital media on society and human psychology shows that students do not think or act the same as they did a decade ago. They do not use cell phones only to call family or friends, they tend to rely on them obsessively, and in the absence of the smartphones, they feel anxiety.
Social media is making the even worse thing. It is encouraging narcissism among young people, of whom at least half admits to publishing stuff on social networks only for the purpose of obtaining a particular reaction from their friends.
Young people are getting more prepotent and narcissistic
Today’s youth is more prone to showing the arrogance, and the reason for this is to cause a particular reaction. For this purpose, they are massively lying on the social networks. Almost a third of them publicly admitted that they like to exaggerate when it comes to publishing posts and statuses.
The thing with addictions is that you will most likely not be able to limit them. That is why the perfect solution for students and other school children would be to deactivate Kik, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and other social accounts temporary. You may reactivate them as soon as you improve the concentration and get rid of anxiety.
Furthermore, the studies also revealed that the majority of young people are using social media to continuously check out and spy on the ex-partner profile, while the vast majority of them believe that social media like Facebook can destroy the relationship.
The results show that the recent young generations are significantly changing the boundaries of socially acceptable behavior. Almost two-thirds of them openly admits that they are using their portables even when hanging out with colleagues or buddies.
That is not all because 79 percent of them think it is acceptable to use smartphones on the toilet, while 81 percent thought that using them in quiet areas such as libraries is completely normal.
Social networks are drastically altering the psychological structure
The modern technology affects the attitude of young people in the workplace or college because many of them believe it is okay to use smartphones during the business meetings or college classes.
The communication system is significantly impoverished, and the feelings are mostly expressed through emoticons. People are losing consciousness on the borders between the real and the virtual world.
According to Dr. Larry Rosen, a psychologist at California State University, social networks have both positive and negative effects at the same time.
Facebook causes attention deficit disorder and may adversely affect the learning process. Research shows that school children and students who are checking the news on Facebook at least once per day have lower grades in school and at the university.
However, social networks such as Facebook have some positive effects on the development of children and adolescents, says Dr. Rosen. The young people who spend more time on Facebook show more “virtual empathy” to their online friends.
Introvert children in adolescence may socialize painlessly behind the security screen monitors or smartphones than it would be the case in real life situations.
Sylvia Kohl is an IT teacher with more than 7 years of professional experience. Her main spheres of interest are e-education and beta-testing. This writer chose news about the increasing role of IT usage in colleges and schools as the most common topic for her articles.