21ST CENTURY DILEMMA
Most children today have their own gadget, be it a cellphone or computer or both, and because of today’s technological advances, access to the Internet is now mobile. It can be easily accessed through the use of smartphones.
The youth today have access to many sites on the internet through their smartphones but what they prefer to use most are the popular social media sites like Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok where they can socialize with others, send instant messages, share photos, and watch or send videos.
With these kinds of features in today's gadgets, many of our youth are addicted to using their cellphones. Observe them on a weekend and you can find them glued in front of their screen from morning until night.
Allowing children to bring their own gadgets to school can be a bad idea. Why? See what was written above. The youth today can be easily distracted on the apps on their cellphones. Lessons and discussion can be easily disrupted because of a pupil using a cellphone and does not pay attention to the class. Also, pupils form lower grades are just starting to learn how to keep their belongings properly and gadgets can be easily lost or stolen.
Today, the lessons we experience are integrated with technology and it is slowly becoming impossible to live without the latest technology. But, the use of this technology inside schools should be controlled and should always be geared for learning experiences, not just for pure, personal fun.