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Priscilla Ramirez
Professor Bieber
English 113B
12 March 2015
Is Technology dangerous?
Have you ever realized how much technology has impacted your life today? If so,
then you should know that 81% of the worlds population owns a cellphone/computer.
Technology has become one of the most addicting habits that have lead to the study of
how it can impact our daily lives through communication and education. Our home space
is no longer a private place to relax, instead it has been invaded with technology that
keeps us working and may separate family bonding interaction. Technology has
influenced everyone worldwide by using technology to communicate even in your own
home. Homes are changing and so are parenting styles because technology has changed
the way education is taught, furthermore in order to understand technology we must adapt
to it. Technology is not going to go disappear anytime soon because it has advanced in so
many ways that we must find ways to control the time use of electronics and time for
being active outdoors.
In the article E-technology and work/life balance for academics with young
children acknowledges the interference technology has in a home with work life and
family time. However many people are becoming aware of how new technologies are
starting to invade their inhabited space, some people realized they need to set limits on
how much they worked and how they were creating boundaries to keep particular
technologies at bay (Currie and Eveline 534). Currie and Eveline analyze that portable

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access technology has and intrudes the home space by providing easy access to contact
with work. I understand this completely because I also feel my space is invaded when
work calls me to come in on my day off. A study has shown the progression technology
has placed as to where the can work wherever e-technology is available, therefore, they
join the nomadic, multi-location workers who occupy what Halford has termed hybrid
space beyond the two domains of home and office (Currie and Eveline 535). Technology
has invaded the home space and impacted family time as women and men with pre-teen
children found themselves time-starved and torn between competing demands (Currie
and Eveline 538). Currie and Evaline study the advantages and disadvantages technology
has in homes, for instance, is it a blessing or a curse to be able to work at home (Currie
and Eveline 541). Technology may have lead to new ways to parent children due to the
fact that technology may control our personal lives and the way we teach our children.
In the lives we live today children are no strangers to technology because it
surrounds them everyday. In the article Young children engaging with technologies at
home: The influence of family context Christine, Olivia and Claire discuss the debate of
emerging technology and the development of children interaction with technology use.
Also, addressing the issue and concern about their childrens safety exploring the web. It
is widely acknowledged in policy document that parents are the childs first educator
which considers the fact that parents have the responsibility to teach there children about
using the Internet safely (Stephen, Stevenson, and Adey 150). Studies have shown that
parents have an important role in their childrens learning outcome, such as home studies
that demonstrate home learning environment and actions of parents can make a
difference to long-term educational attainment (Stephen, Stevenson, and Adey 150).

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Some parents are not aware that interacting with your children in any context can
mediate their motives and preferences(Stephen, Stevenson, and Adey 151). They
focused on developing an experiment to show how family can impact the childs
indication for entertainment as electronic or a toy animal. For example, Jasmine Searl,
lives with her mother and older brother and her mother was guarding jasmine from the
use of technology and her toy choice was a stuffed animal FurReal Lil Patter Pup. As for,
Robert Johnson, who lived with his mother, father and older sister and had an enthusiastic
family towards to use of technology chose a V. Smile Motion games console as a toy. The
article compare the two between a family that allows their children to learn and
understand technology to a family that secludes their children from technology to interact
with their toys and use there imagination. Technology may lead parents to the manage of
time use of electronics for their children.
Research has shown that child are more advanced to technology now more than
ever because the use of technology has become the new way of teaching students
education through tablets/computers. In the article Do you See What I See? Parent and
Child Reports of Parental Monitoring of Media Douglas, Amy, Eric, Rachel and David
analyze the different reaction they get through control experiments of usage of
technology and number of family members that may influence the young. Research on
parental monitoring of childrens media use suggests parents can reduce the negative
effects of media exposure on children which may be beneficial to adapting to the change
of technology (Gentile, Nathanson, Rasmussen, Reimer, and Walsh 470). Study has
shown that children of the age 8-10 spend an average of 3 hours and 41 minutes
watching television and spend over an hour playing video games everyday (Gentile,

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Nathanson, Rasmussen, Reimer, and Walsh 470). The middle childhood is a critical
period of child development where they start to develop their personalities. It is suggest
to strictly limiting exposure to violence during the middle childhood because they learn
their bad habits from technology. There are three forms that undergo the study for
parental monitoring: active mediation, restrictive mediation and coviewing. Active
mediation consists of parent-child interaction discussing about media and its content, has
assured to be seen as instructive guidance, discussion, and explanation (Gentile,
Nathanson, Rasmussen, Reimer, and Walsh 471)

Works Cited

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Currie, Jan and Eveline, Joan. E-technology and work/life blance for academics with
young children. Springer 62. No. 4 (2011): 533-550.
http://www.jstor.org/stable/41477883.
Gentile A. Douglas, Nathanson I. Amy, Rasmussen E. Eric, Reimer A. Rachel, and
Walsh A. David. Do You See What I See? Parent and Child Reports of Parental
Monitoring of Media. Family Relations. (2012): 470-487.
Stephen, Christine, Adey, Claire and Stevenson, Olivia. Young children engaging with
technologies at home: The influence of family context. Jornal of Early
Childhood Research. (2013): 149-164.