Technology has bad effects on those who overuse it

May 21, 2014


I am from a small town near Sandusky. I am writing this in regards to our society being too dependent on technology.

Technology has caused many problems in our society. These problems have ranged from obesity, false information given out, or even sickness. Technology has taken over our lives and not in a good way.

The obesity rate continues to rise more and more as years pass. It has risen by almost 20 percent since technology was introduced to our society.

This is because many people just sit around on their electronic devices. This is tolerable in some cases, but you have to have some exercise to make it up.

Unfortunately, many people don’t do any exercise. With lack of exercise comes obesity.

Along with the obesity rate rising, technology has also affected the education of some youth. Some websites on the Internet are not always reliable. The information can be changed easily, and this could leave students with the wrong information, which could cause many problems.

Technology has also caused people to take the easy way out. I’ll admit technology can be extremely easy and quick, but this could cause a person to take the easy way out, and when they take the easy way out they don’t have to think as much. All in all, our society is too dependent on technology.

Lastly, technology has caused many problems. I’m not saying technology is completely bad; it does have its perks, like being faster and easier. But the problems caused by technology are much more important than its perks.

—Cody Scott
Berlin Heights

Today's letters were submitted by area high school students


Stop It

I hope the school you are going to have more to offer as far as tech is concerned in the near future. Your school seems quite a bit behind, tech wise if that's what you gather.


Says a kid who probably has a smart phone, a game console, a lap top and more than likely sent his letter to the editor by email. The technology the student is complaining about is the same technology that schools are pushing at everyone. Kids now have flash/thumb drives on supply lists, $120 calculators, and many schools now furnish laptops or tablets. Technology is here to stay. Many will need to learn how to handle it.


"Many will need to learn how to handle it."

Thats the truth! My 56 year old mother fears technology. She complains she nobody wants to teach her about computers, yet refuses to take any of the number of free classes or want anything to do with them.


Cody, I appreciate your passion. However, what you submit is merely an opinion piece. You provide no scientific research to support your opinion--no studies or data that support the correlation between the social ills you mention and technology. Any one of us can pontificate about what we think is wrong with society/a group/a person/etc., and the reasons we feel that way. Hopefully, when you go to college, you will learn the importance of critical thinking and the need to back up claims with scientific research if you intend to state them as fact.