Is technology killing our friendships


Thousands of teenagers are online every day; this is because the use of technology has become an addiction for many. Around 1 in 4 teenagers are constantly online and have less and less time to spend in the real world. Many experts worry that teens are so busy connecting online that they’re losing real friends and forgetting about the real world. We replace friends with screens because people don’t spend enough time together, children communicate with phones instead of each other, and online communication prevents the establishment of deeper friendships. We don’t spend enough time together in person. Many teenagers …show more content…

It seems that teenagers spend more time on their phones texting with friends than they actually spend with each other. This shows that many children are more interested in their phones than other people and less human interaction. Now people prefer to talk to machines rather than another person. Also, if you haven’t realized it at many social gatherings, kids are usually looking down at their phones rather than talking to the kids around them. This has become a bad habit for many and needs to be broken. There are too many people who would rather interact with a screen than a person and try to avoid social media … show more content…

According to Larry Rosen, professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, “If we’re constantly checking our virtual worlds, we have little time left for real-world relationships.” This proves that people who are constantly on their phones have very little time to relationships in the real world, causing many to drift apart. Also, many teenagers text each other but cannot talk in person. So, when they text each other, they can tell each other their darkest secrets, but they can’t even say hello in person. This causes many relationships to stall. This makes it difficult for the relationship to grow deeper and stronger.

On the other hand, technology allows us to stay in touch with friends who are far away. They can stay connected through text messages, Facetime, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Skype. So once your friend moves far away, where you can no longer see them in person, you can use these resources to stay involved in their lives.






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