9 2月 2020


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New technologies have changed the way children spend their free time. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


As the advent of technology, the era has been converted into an intelligent and virtual one. The trend influences many walks of life of children who have been getting used to the life with various electronic devices. However, the impacts and consequences of using technologies in kids’ spare time are considered cautiously.

Gradually, there is no doubt that the new technology, especially like VR games and high-tech devices, becomes a significant entertaining method which most parents can afford and be willing to buy for their children, owning to the multi-functional, and stimulating character, which could inspire or even motivate the youth to think and create better than the traditional ways, cultivating good studying habits to prepare further education; beside, it is also an effective approach to know how the new technology would change the world. Additionally, almost all the students now are under the tremendous pressure brought by family and school; thus, if they have the opportunity to have access to the new technology, they would experience a different way to relax themselves.

Unfortunately, the disadvantages of these new technologies are looming. Kids’ curiosity could drive them to keep playing such games, and comparing with the adults, young people who are immature and lack of self-discipline could be addicted easily; as a result, this kind of technology may contribute to the distraction in the study. Another drawback that should be blamed is that today’s technologies pay more attention to the personal development and involve a lot of individual work; by spending too much time on them, young students would prefer to stay alone, avoiding to communicate face to face as the essential social skills, which leads to the potential risk of being isolated and depressed for the younger generation.

In conclusion, I do believe that the advanced technologies is the main trend for students to use in the future, and they need to learn how to master them well, while the disadvantages are alerting teachers and parents to think what the best is to supervise and guide the kids; improving the understanding of these technologies for both adults and children can be the only way to put them into good use.