What is Digital Technology?
Digital technology is an electronic tool, device, or infrastructure that generate, store, or process data. Examples include mobile phones, social media, multimedia, and online games.
Since the invention of technology, the world has transformed significantly. It is without question that technology has become an integral part of daily life, and the importance of this role in the lives of youths cannot be blown out of proportion.
Impact of Digital Technology on Youths
Digital technology is widely associated with making our lives easier and more convenient, but there are some drawbacks to it for young people, including the fact that it can be addictive and can damage our communication skills.
Pros of Digital Technology
Over the years, digital technology has been integrated into schools and learning environments in order to improve learning for willing individuals. Smartboards, 3D printers, etc., are being used in academic sessions to enhance the learning process for students. Furthermore, technologies like smartphones and other devices have aided willing individuals in learning any skills they desire. For example, you can find videos of programming, coding, fashion designing, etc., on internet sites like YouTube, Google, etc.
Digital technology makes it possible for separated relatives and long-time friends to reconnect with each other. Social media sites like Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc., provide a medium for users to easily message others and get responses. It also provides a means to gain more friends and business partners.
Cons of Digital Technology
Poses health concerns
Extensive usage of digital devices can be damaging to health. The more time spent on it, the more it limits productivity and can be mentally draining. Extreme usage of digital devices makes you spend less time outside performing any physical activity or engaging with others. These bad practices can make one gain weight, become depressed, and have other health issues over time.
Endangers the society
Many people have decided to misuse digital technology to the extent it has cost lives and properties. The likes of bloggers spread fake news and information, which leads to an adverse reaction from the public, losing lives and destroying properties in the process.
Digital technology remains one of the most important inventions of humanity. It has helped humankind advance quickly and is expected to remain of utmost importance.
However, youths especially should be mindful of how they approach and use digital technologies. It should only be used for the good and not otherwise. While utilizing it, the quote “nothing to extremes, everything in moderation” should be considered.