Why Technology is taking over our lives By Ellie Prouse

TV, Computers, Smartphones will keep you in the house forever if you let them. You need to get up and go outside even if it's just for a walk. So take your eyes off technology and go get fresh air.

Sure you can take social media for human contact, but social media can't hug you, kiss you or love you. It's a virtual world, not real, but you crave it. Get out of social media and start hugging those closest to you. They will think you are the weirdest person ever but it will help grant you somewhat of a real life conversation.

When you are watching TV you are losing brain cells. You can learn from stepping outside. You might just learn something outside instead of staying inside the house and watching TV all day. I know what you are thinking how can losing brain cells be a bad thing? But when you lose a brain cell in a certain part of the brain, you can lose the function to see, read, the control of your fingers, the ability to smile, etc. You can't learn how to socialise through the TV. This key factor will prove an issue to future generations due to them lacking in face to face contact. The TV is not your friend no matter how much you wish it to be.

Technology will eventually break down, and that's reality of life. No matter how many companies come up with ways to improve your phone, but your phone will die one way or the other. Why don't you use your mind instead? When you feel like you can't rely on technology, you feel out of control. Your frustration will set as your dependent on technology and you don't know what to do without it. Technology can be so unforgiving.

It can take your job and send you downward spiral that you are afraid you will never come back from. The only thing you can do is hope your life will someday get better. New technology is made everyday to replace people jobs and you don't realise your job is gone until a robot has taken your place. Don't let this happen to you!

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. may be the new way to communicate with different or the same people, but that doesn't always mean it's good for you. They are so many people, who you don't know that can hurt you online. A lot of teen hurt themselves because of what bad things people have wrote on their page.

By Ellie Prouse