Technology has changed since I was young and I’m not even that old.
Technology has defiantly changed the way we live our lives. I have seen both the positive and negative sides of technology. In the classroom and for communicating which are the positives in our lives, but from the video we watched this week it is apparent to have some pretty negative effects on people’s lives. It is so sad to think people take their own lives because the harm that happens through technology. I personally think these problems will get worse in the future. As educators we need to teach our students about the consequences that can come from being on the internet and the fact that people may be lying on the internet. It is important that we don’t scare them about using technology, but make them aware of the possibilities so they know.
I remember lots of different kinds of technology being used throughout the years when I was in school. I remember overhead projectors and televisions strapped down to metal carts in my beginning year of school to interactive boards, I pads, and laptops in my later years of school.
When I was in grade 6, I got my first phone at the end of the year. I got my phone because I was babysitting at a house that didn’t have a landline phone, and my parents felt uncomfortable having no way to communicate with me.
I had many rules when I got my first phone...
1.My dad owned it so could look at it or take it whenever he wanted
2.I wasn’t allowed to take it to school
3.I could only talk to people that I knew
4.I was not able to brag about having a phone
5.I had to use it in a respectful way or it was gone.
My cousins are 9 and 10 and they have their own personal devices. One of them has a laptop and one of them has a phone. They have no rules with their devices. They play Fortnight, Roblox, and they have TikTok and snapchat accounts. I think they are too young, but lots of other kids their age and younger have devices too. This has really been an eye opener for me to compare how old children are when they get devices now compared to when I did. I believe children today are missing out on imagination and playing in nature.
It is scary to think how quickly young children can go down the wrong path when using technology. I was personally very cautious when I started using platform such as KIK, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Messenger because I knew not to talk to people I didn’t know. I know that some people really feel important and accepted when they talk to people on the internet, but people need to realize that’s not really life. Everyone should always remember to take time to appreciate the world around them and the people to love them.