Technology and Teenagers Persuasive Essay by Quality Writers

Technology and Teenagers
A discussion on how much access to the Internet teenagers should be allowed and how they should use it.
# 104612 | 3,613 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper discusses how the workforce of the future is getting through school with the assistance of technology on a level that has never been experienced before. Technology is creating a savvy population of Internet and IT users. The paper then looks at how, along with the positives of this rapid advancement, are the negatives of being able to break the rules and take shortcuts and how the Internet is easily used to get one step ahead of the teacher. The paper contends that responsibility for the positive use of technology is not solely the creators to maintain and that teenagers need to take responsibility for the amount of hours they spend online or attached to some piece of technology--too much of a good thing always becomes a bad thing.

From the Paper:

"Teenagers, parents and teachers all agree that the internet is a very powerful and positive educational tool when used correctly. Thirty-seven percent of teens say that their peers use the internet to cheat on their school work while 27% of parents agree (Dixon et al., 2005). Where are the teachers in this deception? Proctoring exams is rapidly becoming a business of its own. Teachers and school administrators who may not be as technology savvy as students are hiring companies to administer end of year exams to cut down on the chases of a student cheating on a final exam."

Sample of Sources Used:

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