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Modern day technological advancements are constantly
seen throughout every aspect of life. Cell phones, portable Internet
availability, laptop computers, iPods, mp3 players of every brand, and many
other devices, are everywhere. They seem to possess unending possible factors,  technology also has positive impacts on
today’s youth. In some situations, the Internet and iPod prevent sociability,
though in others they may be the cause of increased social activity. modern
technologies has the capacity to bring people together as well as enhance the qualities
of the today’s youth; however, if used without discretion, can also create a
less interactive generation, frequently depending on technology for
contentment. With the development of Internet, information can be transfered
and received with ease at any time of the day to and from any number of
friends.” It is possible to send videos, pictures, papers, projects, and a
quantity of other things with the click of a button. The transfer can happen in
seconds. The advancement of modern day Internet simplifies teenage life, by
providing a way to convey knowledge. Another way in which Internet proves
positive is by providing a way to keep in touch with friends and family
worldwide, or just across town. Whether it’s a friend that switched schools and
is never around, or a family member in London, the Internet makes it possible
to email, instant message, and even video chat. Such qualities of Internet
communication bring people together with more frequent contact, boosting sociability
and relationships.        

 

Need
for the study

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To
know about the need and status of youth in the awareness, practicing and
involvement in the positive learning of advanced technology in their daily
life, aspects like awareness, responsibility, Practice and implementation of
technology in the positive attitude for the development of the study area.

Specific
Objectives of the study are

1.      To
analyse the levels of awareness of the students towards the technology.

2.      To
examine the efforts made by the government publicity towards the positive usage
of the technology for the youth.

3.      To
explore the levels of responsibility of parents and teachers influencing the
youth on technology.

4.      To
enumerate the role of government and NGO in promoting positive attitude in the
technology advancement.

5.       To recommend with few suggestions to develop
the positive usage and development of the youth.

Key words:
Awareness, Teaching, Practice, Positive nature and development.

Research
Methodology

      The
primary sources of data collection for the study include fieldwork, In addition
to the collected substantial information was also collected through informal
discussions with the teachers and students in
various institutions in the district.

Profile of the district

Madanapalle was founded by Sri Ahobila Naidu in 1618 AD.Sir Thomas Munro was
first collector of Cuddapah.
He built a small thatched house at the present Collector’s bungalow and visited
Madanapalle every summer. In 1850, Madanapalle was developed as subdivision
and F.B.Manoly was
the first Sub Collector. The town experienced several natural calamities like
floods, famines and epidemics.Rabindranath Tagore translated
“Jana GanaMana”
from Bengali to
English and also set it to music in Madanapalle.  The National Anthem was
written by Rabindranath Tagore as
early as in 1911 and was sung at the annual session of the Indian National
Congress at Calcutta on December 27 that year. But it was actually done in
Besant Theosophical College, Madanapalle, where Tagore stayed for few days in
February 1919 that the now familiar tune was set.

Madanapalleoccupied an Educational and Cultural centre from
early 1915, when Dr. Anne Besant started Besant Theosophical College, famously
known as B.T. Integrated Campus. B.T. College was initially part of National
University to which Dr. Rabindranatha Tagore was Vice Chancellor.

The
primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and
private schools, under the School
Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction
followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Madanapalle
has famous standing educational institutions like Besant Theosophical College, Rishi Valley School, a boarding
school, founded by the philosopher  JidduKrishnamurti, and ZillaParishad High
School, which was founded in 1924.It also has four engineering colleges – Madanapalle Institute of
Technology and Science, Sir
Vishveshwaraiah Institute of Science & Technology, Aditya
College of Engineering.

 

The
most important assets of a nation are the citizens themselves. If the citizens
are healthy, patriotic, honest, and sincere, the nation will progress at a much
faster pace. For this reason, it is very essential to have moral education in
schools and colleges. To provide moral education to students, there can be many
ways – telling stories, preaching, group discussions, Yoga, and Meditation.This
is how humans determine their actions based on their cognitive abilities to
interpret a social situation. Issues of reasoning, problem solving skills,
self-control and adaptability are components in exhibiting key components of
the moral process.

 

 

Effects
of technology on youth

Technology has connected the world. Messaging applications, social
media, broadcasting systems- the technical world is crucial to our knowledge of
people around us. It has also made our life easier- we can pay bills and shop online,
create and forward official data, and secure our knowledge for the future
generations. unluckily, the world has now become obsessed with technology. Our
dependence on technology has made us dumb, rather than more self- aware.
Uncontrolled usage and ease of such usage has led to technology becoming a bane
to us all. The usage  of technology
amongst teens and youngsters is now equivalent to gluttony.

The youth today has become severely and unapologetically attached to
technology. This situation is worsening day by day with the arrival of new
gadgets and new applications by the scores. The phones keep buzzing all day
long, gaming consoles never rest, and a touch screen has become the modern age
genie. With everything easily available through a 5- inch screen, the world is
literally in your hands. It becomes extremely convenient to get all your work
done without walking even one step. Such a lifestyle is adversely affecting the
physical, mental and emotional health of India’s youth.

While technology provides a world of opportunities, it has
constricted our time. Even 24 hours are no longer enough to get everything
done. We don’t have time to do physical labour or to give ourselves a break.
Even free time for youngsters entails checking YouTube and scrolling through
Facebook news feed. While all this is satisfying to the eye, none of it is
nourishing our souls. Technology has handicapped us so much that we now require
a Kindle to simply read a book. The natural charm and essence of activities and
originality of thoughts has died a tragic death. Since Google has all the
answers, no one wishes to check Encyclopaedias. People talk to Siri, but not
their own parents. 300 likes on a profile picture validates an individual’s
self- esteem, and youngsters would rather spend 70 thousand on a phone rather
than investing the same.

Technology has captured all- offices, homes, relationships, and
academics. No sphere remains untouched by technology. Unabashed usage of the
same in each sphere has led to hazardous consequences. Cyber-crime is ever on
the rise, families are turning dysfunctional, and psychological issues are
creeping into youngsters’ minds. There is something known as ‘too much’
information, which confuses more than it teaches. Youngsters act naïve and
gullible, as they end up believing anything they come across on the Internet
simply because it suits them. The obsession with technology has turned fatal in
many cases- we see road accidents occurring regularly because people drive and
text simultaneously. A few weeks back, a girl fell off a cliff as she tried to
take a selfie, and met a tragic end. It is quite ridiculous as to how paranoid
and wild technology has made us. Frustration and animosity is common as
youngsters are becoming stressed with excessive use of technology.

Our dependence on technology needs to be curbed, not technology
itself. We need to control our own selves and limit the usage of gadgets and
the Internet. Why must we let data and machines control our fully functional
brains? It should be the other way around. Customise your routine and persevere
to break against the shackles of technology. The aim is to build as well as
maintain a healthy relationship with technology; it is our responsibility to
let it remain a boon, and not turn into a bane.

According
to report presented by American Academy of Pediatrics council on Communications
and Media on the basis of national survey reported teenagers spend, on average,
8.08 hours a day using various forms of media, not including time spent doing
school work or talking or texting on a cell phone. This includes television,
commercial or self-recorded video, movies, video games, print, radio, recorded
music, computers, cell phones, and the Internet.

ü  Most
children are introduced and use the Internet while they are kindergarten age or
younger.

ü  90%
of 13-17-year-olds have used some form of networking site.

ü  38%
of youth share photos, stories, videos and art.

ü  47%
of online teens have uploaded pictures where others can see them.

ü  27%
of teens record and upload video to the Internet and 13% stream video live to
the Internet for others to watch.

ü  30%
of parents stated they do not monitor their child’s Facebook activity.

 

ü  77%
of all 8-18-year-olds have their own cell phone, up from 44% in 2004.

ü  Cell
phone ownership has increased with age, as 87% of teenagers 14-17- years-old
now own a cell phone, and 31% of these older teens have smartphones.

ü  20%
of all media consumption occurs on mobile devices (cell phones, iPod, or
handheld games).

ü  46%
of 8-18-year-olds report sending an average of 118 texts per day with 7th –
12th graders spending an average of an hour and a half a day sending or
receiving texts.

ü  63%
of all teens exchange text messages every day with people in their lives — far
surpassing all other forms of daily communication including email, instant
messaging, social networking and phone calling.

ü   “Interactive media, such as video games and
the Interneteven greater potential for positive and negative effects on
children’s physical and mental health. Titillating violence in sexual contexts
and comic violence are particularly dangerous, because they associate positive
feelings with hurting others. Youth  initiated virtual violence may be even more
profound than those of passive media.

     

Findings of the study:-

 

1)
Most of the students showing more interest towards the learning of modern
technology.

2)
It is observed that majority of the students were misusing the technology
towards effecting their career.

  3) Most of the teachers expressed about the
students are using their mobiles confidentially.

  4) It is found that teachers and parents
should educate the youth for using the technology for the benefits of their
career and life.

  5) Majority of the respondents noticed about
the responsibility of the governments and NGOs  
to make awareness and publicity towards the positive usage of the
technology for the youth.

 

 

Suggestions

a)      It
is the primary responsibility of the teachers and parents to make clear
awareness of the youth towards the advantages and disadvantages usage of
technology .

b)      Positive
efforts should be made by the government publicity towards the positive usage
of the technology for the youth.

c)      Teachers
and parents should explain the effects and 
influences of technology to the youth.

d)     There
is a need and positive role of NGO in promoting positive attitude in the
technology advancement.

e)      Every
citizen should encourage for creating awareness to develop the positive usage
and development of the youth.

f)       Teachers
should avoid the students to carry mobile phones and using in the class rooms
in the ducational institutes.

 

Conclusion

 The present study clearly established that the
effects of technology has a definite and inevitable role to play in providing awareness
in a multicultural society. However, this role has constantly evolved over time
and the manner in which positive usage of technology  was carried out previously no longer caters to
the expectations and aspirations of all citizens. With rapid technological,
economic and cultural change, education systems will have to develop a variety
of means to morally stimulate adolescents and make them committed to moral
action. The success of our nation’s endeavor to educate our young people in the
democratic tradition that respects and nurtures the cultural diversity we have
inherited hinges precariously on our ability to transmit this rich moral
heritage and our common moral solutions to the future generation. It requires
of us adults to display the imagination, resourcefulness and creativity to
stimulate young people into the ongoing process of moral action and reflection.
Our education systems have thus to be restructured afresh, its partnership with
parents, inspectors, nongovernmental organizations revived and our traditional
and teacher centered approach reconsidered in a bid to ensure currency and
relevance in our society. 

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