How Is Technology Making This Generation Depressed
What made me want to write about this topic is that now and days you can see that there is a lot of depressed teens. Another thing that made me want to write about is that now in this generation technology is increasing and a lot of people say that this generation is corrupted and technology could be the blame for it. I think that other people already know about technology causing depression is by cyber bullying. When people get bully online it could also cause a lot of depression . Something else people know is that technology is increasing and a lot of people say these generation is so depressed and mess up.
Something that I know about technology causing depression is that teens could get stressed and depressed because of facebook or other network sites. The reason why teens get stressed over facebook is because of the drama. Another thing I know about the topic is some people get depressed when their ipod , iphone or computer is not working. People start to get livid and depressed because they can’t use their electronics and like they use to always having it, so when is taken away for a little while they start to sad because they got use to having their electronics.
Some information I got from the first source is that the people that get depressed because they are internet addicts. Another thing I learned from the first source is that the average age of teens that get depressed over the internet is 18 year old. Technology is something will just keep increasing so the number of addicts will eventually grow. According to the article, “a questionnaire-based study of 1,319 young people and adults, used data compiled from respondents to links placed on UK-based social networking sites.” This mean that the sites these people mainly put as they use often is sites like facebook, twitter and etc. This help my question because I had a feeling that sites like facebook is what mainly people use, so it could be the reason to cause depression.
According to the second source, “Our lifestyles are increasingly driven by technology. Phones, computers and the internet pervade our days. There is a constant, nagging need to check for texts and email, to update Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn profiles, to acquire the latest notebook or 3G cell phone.” This mean we constantly on our phone and online and we start complaining when we see something we didn’t want to. Another thing I saw from the second source is, “Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is a theory of motivation. It is concerned with supporting our natural or intrinsic tendencies to behave in effective and healthy ways. SDT has been researched and practiced by a network of researchers around the world.” What this basically is saying that technology could affect our health if we use it too much. This help my question because it tells us how technology could affect us.
In the third source Why Are So Many Teens Depressed? I read some interesting things about teenagers this generation.According to Why Are So Many Teens Depressed?, “a teen takes his or her own life every 100 minutes.” I find this to be ironic! Another thing I read from this website is 30 percent of teens are getting treated for depression. That’s a very low number. This source helped my answer my question by telling me how teens get depressed and most are by cyberbullying online.
The article Technology Leads to Anxiety and Depression Studies Shoes basically that being on facebook for a long time could cause depression. Also people get depressed because they stress things they can’t control for example internet not working , phone frozen , etc. This help me with my question because the source said a specific website that could cause depression. I actually strongly agree with this source.
The fifth source said that technology could cause depression because every time a brand new a piece of technology comes out the people have to learn how to use it. Also because some people feel kind of stupid when new technology comes out. According to Dr. Stephen Westmoreland, a Psychologist in Tyler who says, “even with new technology to make life easier, stress has sky rocketed over the years.” This help me answer my question because when everyone gets a new technology they have to go through a tutorial of how to use it and not knowing how to use something you own could become stressful and cause depression.
From all the information I learned that Technology got its positive and negatives sides. The positive thing is advancing how we do things now and days, but the negatives are that its stressful learning how to use new technology and when its not working right for a period of time, it could cause depression cause we so use to having technology all the time.
Research For “How is technology making this generation depress?”
1. Excessive internet use linked to depression, research shows. by Adam Gabbatt on February 3,2010
2. Does technology cause depression? by David Murray Jan. 7, 2010
3. Why are so many teens depressed? by Therese J. Borchard.
4. Technology leads to anxiety and depression, studies show . by Evan Shamoon February 4, 2009
5. Technology causing some to feel depressed. by Cody Spain on November 1, 2011