OPEN SCHOOL KIDS LIVES with technology. Over the last decade, technology has done nothing but advance, and people, especially teenagers, have become very accustomed to using it in their everyday lives. Gadgets such as cars, phones, and computers have all been created over time to make our lives easier and more efficient. Yes, times have changed and this newfound technology may seem like it is doing nothing but good, but are we becoming so dependent on technology that it is taking over our lives, resulting in bad leaders?
Assuredly, the creation of transportation devices has gradually changed us and made us lazier. These devices were initially invented to make transportation quicker and easier, which they do, but mankind has taken it to the next level. Able-bodied people have started using their cars to drive down the street to the mailbox or to a friend’s house. There is no need to drive a car when the destination is so close. It is not only lazy, but a waste of fuel, which is another argument in itself. Also, the current craze of creating automatic cars where people don't have to actually control them is a problem as well. With the creation of these automated cars, people are losing their responsibility skills, which is a skill good leaders need.
Besides that, for many, technology is used as a lone source of communication with others, which leads to anti-socialism and bad communication skills. Cell phones are a top priority in the lives of teens today because they are a way of connecting to friends 24/7. For example, if a teenager is out and needs to get a hold of his or her parents fast, a cell phone would come in handy; however, the idea of over-the-phone communication is abused. Most of the time, with my generation especially, conversations that may be uncomfortable in person, like break-ups, are done through calls or texts. It may be argued that being able to break-up with someone virtually is the best choice, but everything becomes extremely impersonal. Also, young people say things over texts or the internet that they would never say to a person’s face. Audacity like this leads to problems such as cyber bullying. Cell phone abuse results in bad leaders because communication is a key skill to good leadership.
Lastly, technology is smarting society. Trivial appliances like calculators or spell check may seem like they are just there for convenience, but they are really depended on. Sure, they make life easier, but are they really necessary for words we should have learned in elementary school or simple math problems? When students let technology do their work for them, they become more and more dependent and eventually cannot handle life without it. They lose thinking skills and creativity skills. Also, students and office workers may say they cannot live life without computers and the World Wide Web for information… what was done just 10 years ago when the W3 was barely an idea? Resources such as books and encyclopaedias at the library were used to gather information. It is not impossible to live without it, but today that is what is thought, especially by the younger generation. Losing these thinking and intelligent skills may not seem like a big deal, but it is the small details of a leader that distinguish from being bad, average, or good.
There for, letting kids use technology at school will help them get smarter and able to send their homework online and finish it online as well. most people in the 21st century already know how to use technology so they wont need that much help with setting it up or doing something on work.