Social Change. I interviewed my mom who grew up in the 80’s. In the 80’s. Today. How does technology affect kids today?
I interviewed my mom who grew up in the 80’s.
How does technology affect kids today?
We use have phones or tablets that let us carry the world in our pockets. They’re our phones, computers, alarm clocks and cameras. Kids don’t go anywhere without their technology.
What is the newest form of technology?
New technology comes out everyday. The most used new form of technology is the iphone. Almost everyone in the world has an iphone.
What is a normal activity to do with friends?
We use our technology when with friends. We watch TV or the teenage boys like to play video games. We rarely hang outside anymore, maybe when we were kids, but not a lot as teens.
What is the normal form of fashion?
Everyone pretty much has their own group style nowadays, like emo, hipster or sporty. Skinny jeans are popular, girls tend to dress nicer for school to show off their style, boys mostly wear t-shirts or hoodies.
What types of music are popular?
Wide ranges of music are popular depending on the group your associated in. Screamo and rap are widely accepted, no so much rock anymore. A lot of people just listen to the radio if they don’t like a specific type.
Is there discrimination or racism?
Not anymore. Everyone is accepted by almost everyone. Being homosexual is becoming more accepted to the point where they are allowed to marry in some states.
Types of slang use today.
The language used is different for every group in society, depending on emotion or what is being talked about.
How is language used in the media?
We are much more open with the way we speak on TV or in the magazines. Swearing is common, talking about sex is common and now we are open about bodily functions.
Is there a teen language?
Yes. Teens talk different with their friends than with adults and as we grow up we talk less and less like teens and more mature.
What type of symbols are used?
We don’t really have hand gestures anymore, we nod our head up to say hello sometimes.
What symbols are around us?
We only have no smoking signs now, you can’t just smoke anywhere.
How is religion valued?
Some people are still very religious but most people don’t go to church every Sunday, mostly just on holidays and we don’t dress up anymore.
How is school valued?
Nowadays you have to go to college or have a good education to get a job, education is very important.
How is family valued?
Family is still important but everyone is so busy nowadays that we don’t always have time to spend with our families. Roles are different too, both parents have jobs, not just the dad.