Kids vs. Technology

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Coran, Isis
2/26/2013
Newman, Period 5
Kids vs. Electronics
Today’s society is faced with the continually growing problem of electronics and social media. What used to be considered a precious treasure is now the cause of teenage obesity, lack of concentration, incompetent communication, and above all a far less intellectual society. Cell phones, internet, video games, television all have taken over the youth in society and corrupted them into unimaginative, unqualified, dull Cylons. Facebook is merely a tool to drain the intelligence from teenagers until they are forced to speak in instant messaging jargon- LOL, OMG, TTYL. Twitter is a mechanism for teenagers to become hermits, living in their rooms updating their statuses every two minutes. Video games and television suck imagination from children’s minds, their eyes becoming plastered to a small pixel screen, their non-moving bodies stuck on the couch. To stop a tragedy like this from happening, there is only one option- abolish electronics and social media completely. If humanity can wipe away everything with batteries, plugs, and wires, people will become more intellectual, responsive, and exciting.

With government involvement, electronics and social media can easily be wiped away from the planet. Laws can be created making any form of electronics or social media illegal. This would include phones, game systems, and the computer. Batteries can be melted down and broken down parts dumped into landfills to give off radiation and make radioactive kittens and puppies. Those found carrying any form of electronics or social media will be given the benefit of the doubt and be given a warning, but the next encounter with technology could lead to life in prison or the death sentence immediately. The banning of electronics and social media will create a safer society, less accidents and less health problems. 20/20 Eye sight will quickly increase since children are not staring at screens for hours on...
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