Use tech properly to reap benefits

In this new age, technology has become something that we face daily.

Our generation has always been known as a tech-savvy one. However, our irresponsibility in using and handling technology has caused many problems.

The news of students being caught cheating in the entrance exam of a top Thai medical college has aroused much commotion and discussion ("'Mission: Impossible' cheating plot uncovered at Thai college"; May 10).

I believe many would have thought that the students would have the integrity and maturity to act responsibly. However, these students did not.

Technology is definitely a great servant, but it is also a bad master. It has the potential to benefit society, but we have to know the dos and don'ts, so as not to cause any problems.

Bethany Chong Yu Lin, 14,

Secondary 2 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2016, with the headline 'Use tech properly to reap benefits'. Print Edition | Subscribe