Part b examine the reasons for why and how despite

This preview shows page 2 - 4 out of 4 pages.

Part B: Examine the reasons for why and how , despite the negative impact technology has had on young people, the significant impact is more a case of perception than reality: 3. The perception that young people are self-obsessed or easily radicalised because of technology is not entirely valid as it may be a premature conclusion since there are already significant numbers of young people who are making use of the same technology to bring about positive changes: - in many parts of the world, there are other young people who have engaged in online discourse in an attempt to raise awareness of social & political injustice in their societies and have initiated change and revolution egs: the Arab Spring of 2011; the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong by youth leader, Joshua Wong. - Hence, the assumption that the young are undiscerning and lack awareness or are unable to be innovative to tap on the merits of new technology to further their interests or causes they support is not entirely valid. -Other egs of significant youth involvement through technology would be that of Boyan Slat from the Netherlands who has initiated a project to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, especially in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: his passionate
Image of page 2

Subscribe to view the full document.

concern for the environment has made this 23-year-old gain worldwide fame and funding for his designs from high-profile investors such as PayPal & Salesforce because of his huge popularity on TED Talk, on online platform. - youth of today are well aware of the opportunities for them to bring about substantial change through the wide reach of the Internet & the support they can gain through engaging in various social media platforms frequented by their fellow youth worldwide. (Other egs: Youth who initiated the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign to promote the awareness of the disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and to raise funds which was a huge success; Malala Yousafzai , the Pakistani activist fighting for equal educational opportunity for girls and human rights, has set up a fund to help other girls –in both iinstances, through online engagement with others).
Image of page 3
Image of page 4
  • Fall '19

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask 0 bonus questions You can ask 0 questions (0 expire soon) You can ask 0 questions (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes