Some people say that there is less communication between family members today than was in the past. Do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Communication is a very key to successful family functioning. Family communication as one of the fields of society is conceptualized as an act of sharing verbal and non-verbal information, knowledge and emotions among family members. Researchers agree that clear, open, and frequent communication is a basic characteristic of a strong, healthy family. Nowadays communication within the confines of the family seems to have been marginalized partially due to technological advancements including television and the Internet.
There are some drawbacks to such forms of technology. Television, with its wide availability and rich media with image and sound, seems to be seductive in its appeal therefore difficult to ignore. Because television is so rich in its media, it has required our full attention, and become more attractive to us than are our daily lives. With our busy schedules, it is difficult to find sufficient time to spend with other family members in real-life conversations.
There have appeared a lot of social netwosks such as facebook or facebook or yahoo blog with the advent of the Internet. In these pages, each members can easy make friends with others from anywhere in the world. Such networks have replaced family networks. Consequently, family loyalty has been negatively impacted.
In sum, I believe family members do communicate less than before and the main reasons contributing to this disaster is largely due to the technological development.