Currently, there are many ways our society misuses technology today. From internet issues such as cyber bullying, copyright infringement, and cyber talking to an over dependence on technology, whether it’s watching too much TV or texting too much, and our society has a strong relationship with technology. Technology misuse is also not limited to the home, but is found in businesses and schools.
The big problem about technology misuses can be summarized in two words: culture and education. Some people aren’t sufficiently cultured to use technology properly as a tool because they use it as an easy way solution or as fashionable trends. Also, these people do not have education to use it correctly
Because of hundreds of services that technology offers, there are many techniques to harm persons and waste time. People use their time to harm others even though they know that it is not good. For example, people manufacture weapons to destroy others instead of improving themselves. People are actually concerned about misuse and abuse of technology. Society states that internet uses lead to intimidation or threat to people as well as allowing easy piracy by providing the infrastructure to illegal music or software downloads and plagiarism. Educational institutions are worried about student’s development in their classes due to misuses of technology.
For instance, learners are using cell phones, playing games, and surfing on some pornographic web sites and other non suitable sites during class. Some students even start using cell phones at the age of ten. This isn’t a bad thing because many parents are both working and have to leave their children with a babysitter, so they need a way to communicate with their children. Nowadays, children not only want to have cell phones, but also prefer to have the latest version of it. If children do not have it, they might feel ashamed with their friends and prefer to leave their old-fashioned cell phone at home. Moreover, many late model cell phones have built-in camera and some people use it to record pictures or videos that may damage others reputation. But the excessive use of cell phone is wastage of time. The rate of crime is also increasing due to the use of cell phones. The excessive use of cell phone is harmful to human body which may increase the risk of cancer for cell phone user.
Because of these, some people say and think that the technology is responsible and it is not good for society. However, people have to understand that this is happening because of misuse of technology.