Friday, January 3, 2014

Gadgets: Neither a MUST nor a THREAT

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Before I state my opinions about the topic “Gadgets for our children: A Must or A Threat?” let me first define the word “gadget”. According to my very close friend, Wikipedia, A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function. Even before, gadgets already existed but what we are to discuss are the modern gadgets that changed the world. No one wants to go back to the days of no smartphones, no tablets, no cameras, and no laptops. And above, we can see some of the gadgets we have in our home.

We don’t certainly need these gadgets in our lives. In fact, decades and centuries ago, people lived without gadgets, if they did, why can’t we? We can’t intake gadgets to our system like food and water to help us live. Gadgets only bring us convenience, efficiency and recreation. That is the reason why, we can’t say that, it is a MUST to have them.

But neither, can we say that it is a threat. Yes, because of these gadgets some students, like me, tend to be lazy. Computer games such as online games and social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Toutube divert the students' attention from school and lose their interest in their schoolworks. But, gadgets also bring a lot of advantages despite its disadvantages.

Before, students take too much time to read books in libraries just to answer their homeworks and review for their tests. Now, as long as you have, a computer, a laptop or even just a smartphone and an internet connection, of course, you won’t have a hard time searching about everything you need to know for school. In fact, books, are already uploaded in the internet, all you have to do is search it. It is more accessible and convenient. And sometimes using gadgets to study is a more effective way of learning through educational computer programs and videos from YouTube.

Another, gadgets made communication easier. Gone are those days when we had to write letters in order to communicate with people staying far away. Nowadays, through gadgets like laptops and smartphones we can send e-mails and we get the reply within minutes. And now it is not only limited to sending e-mails, nor chatting through Facebook, we can also see them while talking to them personally with the help of our friend, Skype.

Lastly, gadgets give students recreation and entertainment. Students need a break. We need to relax our mind from studying and studying. We study in school 10 hours at most and 6 to 7 hours at least, I think it’s not bad to use gadgets especially when we are not doing any schoolwork.

Gadgets will only be a threat if not used properly. To sum it all up, some of the advantages of gadgets are Fast access to information, Easier way of communication, and Brings recreation and entertainment. Gadgets are neither a MUST nor a THREAT.

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  1. Gadgets/technology is said to be helping us making our lives easier. But the downside of having too much time spending in front of a laptop, for example, is that the more we use them, the more they are getting addicting. My conclusion is that regulate the time you spend using those gadgets.

  2. I like gadgets. And just like everything around us, it has a positive and negative effect. It's up to us if we are going to use it for the good or the other side. At the end of the day it's your values that should stand out.


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