What are the health risks of technology?
The unconscious use of technology can lead to various health problems, especially in children. Some of these problems are
Disorder in mental skills: sitting too long behind the phone, tablet and computer causes attention deficit and concentration disorder. This situation negatively affects the educational life of the child and his entire social life. Of course, it is not right to blame technology alone for this situation. The main reason for this is the unconscious use of technology. Technological developments are produced for the benefit of people. For this reason, using technology in the right amount at the right time is not harmful but beneficial.
Disorder in social skills: a child who constantly plays games on the computer begins to live detached from reality. As a result of this process, their social skills decrease significantly. The child, who does not sufficiently communicate and interact with his environment, tries to meet all his needs in the virtual environment.
Anger and fear: Children can be exposed to terrifying characters like Momo in every cartoon or video they watch without you noticing. These characters can be terrifying and negatively affect their psychology for children who are at an age where they cannot fully distinguish between reality and fantasy. Children exposed to such characters may fear being alone, hesitate to go to the toilet alone, and often have nightmares at night. Similarly, violent videos can cause the child to get angry.
Technology Addiction: Technology addiction, which occurs due to overuse of technology, causes people to experience deprivation and feel restless when they do not have access to technology. A person who is addicted to technology feels unhappy every time he cannot access the internet and spend time with a computer.
Can the physical damage of technology be prevented?
The harm of technology affects people not only mentally and psychologically. Sitting still in front of the device by spending the time that should be made available for physical activities such as walking, running and jumping on technology has a negative impact on muscle development. At the same time, the child who does not burn enough calories may face the problem of obesity. Prolonged exposure to technology also has physical damage. Especially in wrong sitting postures, watching TV or computer for a long time, the use of a tablet or telephone entails physical complaints. These are;
Eye and vision disorders
Significant deterioration of the skeletal structure of the body
Numbness in hands, arms and fingers
Stay away from virtual bullying!
You may also encounter a lot of security issues and cyberbullying due to technology overuse. Children can be exposed to various forms of bullying and abuse in online communication games and applications. For example, malicious parties can gain access to a lot of information about the child and his family in various ways.
Benefits of technology
When used correctly, technology can easily achieve much desired information. This causes an increase in the intelligence level (IQ), especially in children.
It accelerates the development of mental skills.
By learning how to learn, you can easily achieve whatever you want from the endless information on the internet.
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