The Impact of Online Content on Children
By: Mitch Stewart
It seems like every week there is some new cutting-edge tech that revolutionizes our lifestyle and productivity, never mind having to learn online in the time of COVID. It’s the golden age of computers and life has never been easier, right? But as technology continues to evolve, are we evolving with it?
While there is no shortage of dystopias like Orwell’s “1984” and even 1984’s “The Terminator” which alert us to technological dangers of imagined futures, our present is, perhaps, the real thing. All killer robots and government conspiracies aside, the screen seems to know us more than we know ourselves, and it – or, rather, they who are behind it – may be gaining the upper hand.
This semester I will be looking into the modern screen and what it may be doing to us and our lives. I’ll be looking into topics like the developmental effects that living in a world full of screens has on children and the impact of social media on self-esteem. Check The Lance for regular stories and email me your thoughts on living in the screen age: firstname.lastname@example.org.