By Kimberly Orozco |Contributing Writer| As technology develops, children are being exposed at a much younger age to smartphones and tablets which can ultimately expose them to the harm we try to protect them from. In the last decade cell phones and tablets have become easily accessible and more common in every household and parents now face the question, “what age is appropriate to give my child a phone or tablet?" According to Influence Central, 2016 research shows that children around the age 10 through 12 receive their first smartphone. Technology is a becoming an essential part of our everyday lives, even for adolescents. Influence Central research also shows 39 percent … [Read more...] about Screen tweens
By Nailea Ayala |Staff Writer| “We are a generation of idiots. Smart phones and dumb people,” said Gary Turk in his YouTube video Look Up. Turk goes further to say that we have become slaves to technology. It won’t be difficult to go out in public and find a person walking and looking down at their phones, or sitting at home watching a computer screen for hours of the day. Places like concerts, dinner tables, and school libraries all seem to be popular places for people to be on these devices. But are they so necessary that we forget what it is like to interact with others? It seems that people now find it more important to record a concert to later show friends on … [Read more...] about Get your head out of your phone and LOOK UP!
By Alejandra Arana |Staff Writer| Tablets do not provide enough benefits for college students, plain and simple. I was researching which tablet to buy because I thought it would help with textbooks and other materials for my classes. As my search went on, I discovered that the tablets are best used by students for recreational use, not scholarly research. The most popular tablets out there are the iPad2 by Apple and the Kindle Fire by Amazon. Both of these provide the consumer with the ability to listen to music, watch Netflix and of course read books. The initial purpose of these tablets was to make books portable for the everyday person. Everyday people such as college … [Read more...] about Tablet devices waste of money and attention