Gone are the days when youth were anxious about playing traditional games like ‘Gully Cricket’, ‘Gulli Danda’, spending the whole day in a tussle around the ‘game of marbles’.
There was a time when life was simple and social equations even simpler. Society consisted of an older generation and a younger generation and the twain met somewhere in between. But today the scene is much different; youth has started keeping themselves much unadventurous.
Displaying conservative attitude to the society, the present generation of youth is in every sense an illogical one. Better educated, with greater spending power and technically savvy, the urban young have an enormous role to play in shaping the India of the future, but they are just not sure how to go about doing that. The young and trendy generation of today judge themselves, according to the kind of gadgets they posses. The popularity of gadgets among youth has ensured that newer and trendier gadgets are introduced very passing day.
The addiction of gadgets has been such among one and all that it has become unthinkable of a life without a gadget. The effect of these gadgets has been tremendous, and it is often debated that whether the impact that it has made on the youth is a positive or negative one. When children and teens spend more time on technology, they exercise less.
Using this information, one can deduce that too much time on the computer and watching TV contributes to child obesity, a larger chance of danger, and even a possibility of worsening eyesight. If these teens are the future, what will future look like? And if the average time teens spend on technology continues to increase at this rate, teens will be spending an average of 558 hours, more than 23 days, on technology in 10 years.
Earlier the youth used to spend a lot of time in physical activities rather than indulging themselves in gadgets. Video Games and Computer games can be listed as the gadget which has influenced the youth the most. Several researches indicate that these games can have a positive effect on the youth’s mind. However sometimes it may cause terrible changes in behaviors. It was seen that playing video games or computer games actually help the young people in concentrating much better.
There are games which require you to use your brains and those games may indeed prove to be helpful. Also it was seen that it has a very good impact on the motor skills and spatial skills of today’s youth. However these games may also result in the child getting absolutely isolated from the society. There is a tendency to get engrossed in the games, and forget everything else. Also there are chances that they might tend to confuse between the virtual world and real world.
When you are using a gadget like a video game it is important to remember that whatever you are doing is going on in the virtual world. It would be nothing short of foolery in trying to emulate those things in the real world. Gadgets like computers or video games may turn to be very addictive. This is another worry as because these things are meant to be past times, and never should it be preferred over family or social commitments.
Thus it is important to remain aware of your responsibilities while using your favorite gadget. MP3 players another popular gadget that has found its feet among the youth also has its pros and cons. It may soothe your soul when you are doing nothing, or even doing some work which is less intensive. Listening to music may also help to concentrate better at times. However listening to music for long periods of time in a high volume, may cause hearing problems in the near future which is extremely dangerous.