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Technology also shortens attention span, encourages self-promotion and self centeredness (Social).

Technology Dependence

By: Kirstin Beck

Action To help technology dependence people can, ironically, go on certain websites that serve to help people get rid of their dependence (Gwinnell). Another approach used is seeing a therapist (Gwinnell). They can see if, like depression. (Gwinnell). We aren’t very sure about the impact it will have on individuals in the future because there have been no long-term studies yet.

Technology dependence is when someone relys on technology so much that if it were taken from them they'd show physical symptoms (Social).

93% of teens ages 12-17 go online (Facts).

People with technology dependence sometimes feel impatient, impulsive, forgetful, and even narcissm (Xu).

Pro:-easier to communicate with people-supporters say they are scared of change-advancing soicety-creating jobs-helping people who are sick (deaf to hear)(Social)

Con:-changing human nature by discouraging face-to-face contact-people become less capable of forming healthy relationships-has many bad side affects-don't know the long term affects of technology dependence(Social)

As many as 7.5 million Facebook users in the U.S are under age 13 (Facts).

Cause:People can start to become dependent when they start to use technology more and more.

Effect:A sign of technology dependence could be feeling lonely, and feeling as though you need to be using it (Social).



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