TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

HOW TECHNOLOGY AFFECT OUR LIVES

Technology is affecting our health

Sedentary lifestyle

Sleep problems

Vision problems

Hearing problems

Neck/back strain

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Memory changes

Emotional instability

Emotional intelligence changes

Loss of solitary time

Technology cause social isolation.

Technology has had a bad impact on the way humans socialize because it causes people to be less interactive. Social isolation is a health condition that can become very severe and lead up to depression, anxiety, despair and many other things.

Technology and children.

Technology changes the way kids socialize and interact with others, which can have huge impacts on their mental and emotional well-being. … However, all types of technology can actually have negative effects on children when used in excess, because they lower children’s frequency of interacting with their peers.

 

Many kids do not experience the benefits of spending time outdoors when they are heavily reliant on technology for entertainment purposes. Spending time outdoors has a huge number of positive effects on the body — it provides you with exposure to sunlight, which supplies your body with Vitamin D. This helps to fight infections and keep your skin healthy. Additionally, regular exposure to sunlight helps to keep your sleep cycle regular by influencing the body’s production of melatonin. Recent research has shown screens from devices such as tablets and smart phones emit harmful blue light that can cause headaches, eye strain and irritated eyes for children. 

Technology causes problems in the family

Nowhere is the impact of popular culture and technology on children’s relationships more noticeable than in families. Both influences have contributed to a growing divide between the traditional roles that children and their parents play while, at the same time, blurring those same lines between parents and children. Over the past two decades, children who, for example, watch television, have received messages from popular culture telling them that parents are selfish, immature, incompetent, and generally clueless.

Even when one can highlight how the reach of technology is breaking barriers between parents and kids, the other side of technology is almost creating a family divide. Most of the technologies we use today have changed from the perspective of just a ‘want’ to a ‘necessity’ in one’s life.

The technology has moved forward from simple computer gaming, SMS, chatting or emails to assignment completion tools and video calling. Parenting in digital age has now become more challenging than ever before.

How to stop phone addiction.

Spend more time with friends and family.

Keep yourself on a schedule

Turn off as many push notifications as possible

Take distracting apps off your home screen

Kick your device out of bed

Try turning on your phone’s grayscale

Stay accountable.

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