According to Psychology Today approximately 70 of students score higher on

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- According to Psychology Today, approximately 70% of students score higher on narcissism and lower on empathy in surveys done than did the students in the past. This again implies that being hyper-connected has had a negative impact on young people to a significant extent. - This phenomenon of being self-absorbed has been said to increase the superficiality in their relationships, making it harder for young people to commit
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themselves to a job or a life-long partner; hence, critics are of the opinion that technology has had a largely detrimental impact on young people today. 2.. Many young people around the world have also become radicalised through online platforms : - mainly due to the extensive reach of technology : - they show a scary willingness to embrace radical ideologies and beliefs from people online & seem to care very little about time-honoured societal values such as the sanctity of life; they even display an over-eager desire to be affiliated with groups or organisations that push at these societal boundaries probably because young people may not fully understand the implications of new technology. - their involvement in executing acts of violence towards innocent victims , usually in large numbers, based on such online influence is disturbing, to say the least. Egs: - the Tsarnaev brothers who were the masterminds behind the Boston bombing of 2013 after being tutored online by an al Qaeda propaganda maser, Anwar al- Awlaki, also known as the Osama bin Laden of the Internet; the three UK school girls who were radicalised online & who joined ISIS against their parents’ wishes and who eventually ended up dead; the 5 radicalised youth aged 17 – 19 in Singapore (reported in Todayonline.com) which Mr Shanmugam, the minister, highlighted was attributable to their heavy reliance on the Internet.
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