Assignment #3: Position Paper/Persuasive Essay

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1. 4. Write and Edit

1.1. Don't be afraid to edit. Simple, memorable information is hard and requires filtering.

1.2. Reflect on my responsibility as a parent and how I see this issue coming up in my own life with my oldest child.

1.3. Conclude with what monitoring technology in our children can do for them and how supporting the use of technology in moderation is a good thing.

2. 1. Think about your topic

2.1. The excessive use of technology by children.

2.2. Who's responsibility is it to control the issue?

2.3. A parental problem vs. parent responsibility.

2.3.1. Inspire someone about your topic?

2.3.2. Specific grade?

2.3.3. Do your best work?

3. 2. Research

3.1. Why is it a problem...It’s a problem for parents and how does it tie back their responsibility.

3.2. LeClaire, Jennifer. "Kids and Tech: How Much is Too Much?" Tech News World.

3.2.1. Examples "Their brains get used to too much auditory and visual stimulation ­­ and in the absence of these stimulations, they do not know what to do with themselves," she told TechNewsWorld. "They get anxious, restless, bored and aggressive."

3.2.2. "In the past, we only had to be concerned about too much TV exposure. Now we have video games, computers and cell phones. It is overwhelming for young children and creates patterns of behaviors similar to addiction patterns," said Mali Mann, M.D., adjunct clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Stanford University's School of Medicine.

3.3. Richtel, Matt. "Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction." The New York Times.

4. 3. Structure

4.1. It is the parents responsibility to manage technology and its use to be geared towards learning as opposed to entertainment. Parents are faced with the issues that come along with what technology offers, such as instant gratification.

4.2. Why is it difficult for parents to manage technology? Why is it a problem?

4.2.1. Changes in times, technology that wasn't available yesterday, but is today.

4.2.2. Technology is forced because it is everywhere. Examples includes your home, schools, and even cars.

4.2.3. Kids are introduced to technology at an early age.

4.2.4. Parents force technology on their children, but do not express the proper use or need and do not enforce guidelines.

4.2.5. Technology is used for learning and entertainment. The separation between the two are not always clear.

4.2.6. Today's technology provides a quick response, therefore patience isn’t exercised in young folks. Instant gratification is expected even outside the use of technology.

4.2.7. Technology is advantageous. The tool isn't bad or good.

4.2.8. Children are faced with overstimulation due to technology.

4.2.9. Students are caught between two worlds, virtual and the real world.

5. Administration

5.1. June 9: 11:59am

5.2. Dr. Lauren Mason