THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON TEENAGERS
Pranet Initiative believes in the power of parents educating their kids on the positive impact of technology.
On this episode of #parentteachtech we’ll be talking about the “Positive Impact of Technology on Teenagers”
1. BRINGS COMMUNICATION
No need for snail mails and telegrams to get your message across. With a single click, one’s message reaches the intended recipient. In case of urgent news, social media can help teenagers get the attention of the person they wish to contact immediately.
2. INCREASES PARTICIPATION
Through forums, teenagers are able to contribute their opinions and thoughts on certain topics and themes that interest them. By participating in discussions, they engage in positive self-expression.
3. STRENGTHENS RELATIONSHIPS
For some, communicating online is simpler than communicating personally. Virtually chatting with an acquaintance allows teens to learn more about each other, thus strengthening the trust between the two parties. It also bridges distance. Through social media, adolescents who want to stay in touch and reconnect with friends from their past can quickly do so.
4. BUILDS BRIDGES OVER BARRIERS
Through social media, teenagers are able to meet new friends from foreign areas and distant lands. Communicating with individuals from different cultures can help teens become more sensitive to cultural differences.
5. HELPS THEM FIND IDENTITY
As teenagers personalize their profile, they experience a sense of independence. Aside from being able to share their ideas and interests with others, they also get to join groups that help them “fit in” and foster their identity.
6. BOOSTS THEIR CONFIDENCE
Facebook likes and good comments tend to be overwhelmingly positive. For pick-me-up days, teens can check their profiles and automatically gain affirmation, validation, confidence and self-esteem.
7. BATTLES DEPRESSION
Blogging can be therapeutic for teens who are confused, down, or need to vent frustrations. When they log on to a social community, they find people to talk to and those who’ll listen.
8. GREATLY EDUCATES
Because of the “sharing” option, social networks give teens a chance to share informative videos and articles with each other. It also helps them reach out to their academic experts.
9. UNLEASHES POTENTIAL
Many young and emerging dancers, singers, and artists gain popularity through the Internet. Thanks to social networking sites, talented teenagers can show the world what they’re good at.
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