Kids These Days

Becca Van Horn
Dr. Stinson
English 1113
17 Oct. 2014
Annotated Bibliography
Agarwal, Vivek, and Saranya Dhanasekaran. "Harmful Effects Of Media On Children And Adolescents." Journal Of Indian Association For Child & Adolescent Mental Health 8.2 (2012): 38-45. Academic Search Complete. Web. 5 Oct. 2014.
The author discusses the negative aspects of overuse of social and entertainment media on the social, physical, and psychological development of children. It also mentions the violence in television programs promotes antisocial activities in children, and the viewing of adult content over social media promotes sexual behavior and violence. The article also touches on the fact that adults need to monitor the content viewed by children for the benefit of their overall development. The article could be used as evidence that technology negatively affects children by exposing them to potentially corruptive images and messages. It can also be used to determine ways that violence and sexual media impede early childhood development.
Bergen, Doris, and Darrel Davis. "Influences Of Technology-Related Playful Activity And Thought On Moral Development." American Journal Of Play 4.1 (2011): 80-99. ERIC. Web. 4 Oct. 2014.
This article includes research on violence in video games and virtual communities, and how that correlates in relation to the moral development of the children who utilize them. It concludes that the relationship among moral development, play, and technology is unclear, though technology does have a great impact on the way children develop. It gives many examples of how technology can positively impact the life of a child, as well as negatively. These facts might be used to show both sides of the argument, that technology is beneficial and also that it can be malignant. The article could also be used to demonstrate how the integrity of children is being compromised every time they choose to play a violent video game. It could also be utilized to...