The world that we live in today is dominated by technology. Expansion of new technology has lead to changes in the ways in which human communicate. New technology is linked to changes in our modes of communication – the evolution from words and primitive speech through writing to typeface and now modern electronic worlds. ‘ (Eng, 1 982 cited in Macaroni, Plumper, 2008, p 71 2) There are many factors regarding using new technology, one of which is the Internet. The Internet has become one of the basic tools of interpersonal communication, thus changed the way of communication.
Furthermore, the Internet have brought many benefits for children making communication with others much easier. However, it is questionable whether the Internet as a new technology destroying children communication. The purpose of this essay is to discuss how far the Internet is destroying children communication. This will be done by looking at two key points: Backbone and online gaming. Firstly, Backbone as a product of new technology, which may destroy children communication is vital consideration. Fuchs (2014) argue, that one of the well-know social network sides is Backbone.
This side allowed add some video, photos or up data information. (Kinking-Gunter, 2012, p 5) A child under 13 years old to set up an account on Backbone, need to provide untrue date of birth. (White, 201 1, p 92) Children choosing new technology as a way of communication'[… ] can continue to be social while at the same time keeping a somewhat safer emotional distance. Ideally, electronic communication allows young people to have more time to think about what they want to say; they can act out by sneering or yelling profanities without endangering their social relationships or personal reputation. ‘