View Poll Results: What's the impact on youth of their access to internet/social media

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  • Benefits greatly outweigh the downsides of harmful behavior/material

    9 37.50%
  • Benefits somewhat outweigh downsides.

    3 12.50%
  • Mixed; neither good nor bad overall

    6 25.00%
  • Downsides of harmful behavior/material outweigh benefits

    5 20.83%
  • Downsides of harmful behavior/material vastly outweigh benefits and something must be done.

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Thread: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    both good and bad .they create a virtual world and begin to believe they are really in that world....somethings must still remain special ..i cant understand the twitter users.all kinds of fast food are harmful....
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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    both good and bad .they create a virtual world and begin to believe they are really in that world...
    That's really rare. Not many stop being able to distinguish real world from virtual world.

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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    It's neither good nor bad. As with all things, parental supervision is paramount. Monitor what your kids do online, make them aware of the potential dangers and make sure your kids trust you enough to come to you for help if they're being bullied online or off. Gradually give them more freedom as they get older, but never let your guard down. It's really not that complicated. Any good, observant parent will instantly notice if something is not right with their kid.
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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    I guess every generation has its technophobes.

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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    I guess every generation has its technophobes.
    I don't think it's technology that people are worried about. Why obfuscate?

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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I actually have come to strongly question this. I almost think that our ease of access to this information makes us lazy and less educated. Why should we have to process, learn or memorize concepts and information, when we can just google it and hyperlink the results?

    I'm sure we're becoming superhuman in some ways, but in others, lazy.
    You'll still find that the vast majority of jobs require a person to actually know what they're doing. An engineer can google something here and there that he doesn't know, but he needs to have a very firm grasp of electrical concepts and his job.

    Same for a fork-lift operator, a teacher, a police officer, a baker, etc.
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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    You'll still find that the vast majority of jobs require a person to actually know what they're doing. An engineer can google something here and there that he doesn't know, but he needs to have a very firm grasp of electrical concepts and his job.

    Same for a fork-lift operator, a teacher, a police officer, a baker, etc.
    Of course, but the thread is about youth. Find any engineer, fork-lift operator, teacher, police officer or baker working in those fields today and ask them if they interacted with internet and technology in a way that even closely resembled today's youth's access to internet and social media. Like I've said, this is an advent of JUST the last several years.

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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    A lot of bad, some good.
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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Of course, but the thread is about youth. Find any engineer, fork-lift operator, teacher, police officer or baker working in those fields today and ask them if they interacted with internet and technology in a way that even closely resembled today's youth's access to internet and social media. Like I've said, this is an advent of JUST the last several years.
    Ok, I can ask myself. I'm not that old and I grew up with the internet and computers (although of course not with EVERYTHING we have today). No amount of facebook, internet, video games, or wikipedia can replace actually knowing what you're doing in your career of choice.
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    Re: Youth, internet & social media: Good thing or Bad thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Ok, I can ask myself. I'm not that old and I grew up with the internet and computers (although of course not with EVERYTHING we have today). No amount of facebook, internet, video games, or wikipedia can replace actually knowing what you're doing in your career of choice.
    I agree. I think what I meant was that the accessibility of information can erode kids' motivation to need to learn and memorize a lot of things.

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