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TITTLE : DOES TECHNOLOGY AFFECT OUR SOCIAL SKILLS?

CLAIM PREMISES COUNTER-ARGUMENT


Technology definitely affect  Picture it: You’re sitting at
Technology does not affect our
our social skills this is your desk, trying to focus social skills but rather helps us

because on a project with an in many ways


impending deadline. The
(Zahidah)
(Syahirah) phone rings. You try to
-Technology helps us to be
-Technology lead us to ignore it, but you can’t help
in constant touch and
constant distraction and yourself! Three minutes
manage our schedule
unproductivity after you hang up, the
familiar ding of an email
arriving in your inbox calls
to you. Maybe it’s
urgent...you decide to take
a look, just a quick one.
But, once you’re in your
inbox, you see something
that came in yesterday
and you totally forgot
about. By the time you
finish catching up on your
emails, it’s already time for
lunch.
 That scenario probably rings
true for many of us. So what
would you say if I told you
that you’re overstimulated,
that technology is having an
impact on your efficiency
and productivity, at work
and at home? What if I went
a step further and said that
technology is decreasing
your team’s efficiency and
effectiveness—would you
agree?
 We all wish we had more
time to get things done. The
thing is, it’s not how much
time we have, but how we
use that time that’s
important. Technology is
taking up more and more of
our time, distracting us and
keeping us from being
productive, efficient, and
effective.
 There’s also In a recent
book, Professor Rosen of
California State University,
Dominguez Hills conducted
a study of high school
students to determine how
technological distractions
affected their study habits.
He discovered that students
could concentrate for an
average of a measly three
minutes at a stretch. The
major culprit behind their
lack of focus? Technology.
 Students who tended to
“multitask” (or, really, to
change tasks frequently) or
to check Facebook even
once during the 15-minutes
they were monitored were
likely to be poor students.
Students reported that even
without the constant
reminders provided by
notification lights and
sounds, they were internally
preoccupied with whether
anyone was trying to get in
touch with them or
commenting on their
statuses.
 Technology has some
powerful downsides to go
along with its benefits. It's
responsible, for chronic
distraction in professional
environments, even at the
entrepreneurial/leadership
level, and if you don’t take
corrective action against
those tendencies and
behaviors, they could easily
interfere with your ability to
perform.

(Ain)  Technology has now (Tim)


-Technology have created increased the number of -Technology protect
generations without adolescents who are freedom of speech
manners and boundaries increasingly forgetting the
manners and boundaries  There have been cases of

when using the application discrimination happening

that has been provided for around our society. Body

their convenience. shaming, discrimination on


the disabled, discrimination
 They have forgotten how to
on the LGBT, discrimination
respect others who are also
on people with deformed
using the app. for example
body parts.
Facebook, Instagram and
twitter.  As a human being, we
wanted this to stop. And I
 They are more likely to
am proud that people like
condemn and abuse other
Marimar, a makeup vlogger
social media users. They use
and she was born with a
this online application to
facial tumour stands up to go
release their anger and
against the traditional
beauty standard with her
emotion to those who use powerful message of self-
the app. love. As in her inspirational
 Based on the recent facts videos, she looked at the
about this issue was about mirror and say that she’s
38 cases was reported to beautiful to boost her
SKMM about cyber bullying. confidence. And it does gave
These cases involved a large an impact to the people who
number of teenagers that has the same problem as
had posted comments and her. Just like Courtney, who
negative words to other also grew up with facial
social media users. tumour and watching

 They are using social media


Marimar’s video inspires her
to show up and started to
to bash people online such
show her talent online, she is
celebrity, social media
well known on the Social
influencer and other people
Media with her alluring
that are posting online about
beautiful voice. Marimar has
their daily life.
more than 300 000 of
subscribers in youtube and
more than 97 000 of
followers on Instagram.
 Top 10 media social
influencer that stood for the
rights of LGBT is Gigi
Gorgeous or Gigi Loren
Lazzarato. She posted videos
on youtube since 2008 and
she came out as a
transgender in 2013 which
caught media attention. And
from that day on, she
became the most influential
of the transgender
community. She get a lot of
invitation to some LGBT
inspirational talk such as
Trans Day of Visibility, This is
Everything which is being
held by Google to inspire
people.

 Most people who had been


bullied because of their
appearance are mostly
being bullied during their
young stage of life and it
could bring to a thought to
them that they should die
for being ugly. But with
these inspirational videos
posted by some good
Samaritan it tend to give the
unfortunate ones a hope to
be success on life.

(Ain)  Technology such as digital (Zahidah)


-Technology promotes communication increases -Technology promotes
cyber bullying cyber bullying among inspirational advocacy and
teenager. helps society to cope with
 Based on recent statistics, their life
about 64% of the teenagers
thinks that sending
inappropriate images, text
and pretending to be
someone else is not wrong.
They do not understand the
law that had been stated
that sending the images, text
and being someone else
online is a wrong doing. Four
in 10 children say they have
experienced what adults
might consider as online
bullying.
 24% say they have done
something parents would
consider as online bullying.
 5% of parents engage with
their children’s school about
online bullying.
 These actions can cause
bullying among the
teenagers. They are tend to
be more aggressive online
and they are passive offline.

 They are not fully exposed


about the rules and
regulation about the use of
media.

(Syahirah)  In a world of tweets and (Tim)


-Technology caused lack of texts, email and instant -Technology helps develop
face to face communication messaging, are we social skills
skills communicating any better?
 Basically, I could relate it to
 Or is modern technology
my life. Before fame invaded
making us lazy about
me. I tend to be quite timid
actually talking to each
and shy of meeting new
other, with damaging effects
people, to talk in front of the
on both business and
public or to standing on
society?
stage. One day, Justin Bieber
 Nowadays, people use more was actually on top of the
new modern social media to world making his way to be a
interact with friends instead star. But it wasn’t enough to
of traditional face-to-face inspire me until I saw Clarice
communication. Social Pempengco’s story at the
media bonds people closely Oprah Winfrey Show on
regardless of time and youtube. It was actually
distance. When people are quite a life changing
become more dependent on decision. I wasn’t a fan of a
social media motivational talk show but I
communication, they are just feel something inside
gradually losing the me. Seeing them acting and
competence to interact face- singing on stage triggered
to-face. me to try on doing it. So I
 Lack of face-to-face learned how to play guitar
communication prompts on youtube, to perform for
people’s absence of the first time in school. I
representing their verbal signed up for the school
expressions and using singing competition and one
proper body language. of the judges is actually a
 Without practicing enough talent manager. I didn’t get
face-to-face the prize as they say my
communication, people are voice sounds too feminine
inclined to choose wrong for a guy but the talent
words or long sentences manager offered me a
conveying their opinions and project. So I started to be
thoughts. featured in most singer
album and my first album
“Hero” came out at first
place in the Philippines 100
billboard. And a few months
later I came to Malaysia to
perform and Redfilms
production of Malaysia
offered me to act in one of
the Malaysian love movie
“Manisnya Cinta di
Cappadocia” and that is
where I started my fame in
Malaysia.

 Basically, for me technology


does give a big impact on my
social skill. Not only my
social skill but it transforms
my whole life.
ROLES
NAME AS
SITI NUR AIN BINTI NAIMURRAHMAN DATO’ SRI SITI NUR AIN
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER MINISTRY OF
COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA MALAYSIA
TIMOTHY JIKULA TIM AMIN
ACTOR,SINGER AND SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER
NUR SYAHIRAH BINTI BAKAR PROF. DR. SYAHIRAH BAKAR
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGIST OF
UNIVERSITY OF KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA
SITI NURZAHIDAH BINTI YAZEED ZAHIDAH KIM
PRESIDENT OF SAMSUNG MALAYSIA ELECTRONICS