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Digital Addiction: Do You Have This?

By on May 16, 2012 in Health, Prevention with 0 Comments

Easy access to new technologies is the counterpart of generating consequences, which are sometimes difficult to control.

Have you ever wondered how much time we dedicate to connect to the Internet? How long does our children spend time in the computer? How much desirable is it? And the most difficult to answer, “How do we reverse the excesses?”

Some of the consequences of spending too much time connected to the Internet, whether playing, sailing, participating in social networks are the decreased concentration, depression, relationship difficulties and interaction with the real world, insomnia or irritability.

A study conducted by the School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou (China) determined that the most affected are adolescents.

Some tips on how to keep yourself or your loved ones from digital addiction are:

  • The computer should NOT be in the children’s room but in a common area.
  • Parents should draw the line at the time that the children remain connected.
  • Initiate cmmon activities, with and without the computer.
  • Promote communication at all times between parents and children. Communicate with spoken wordd and making eye contact.
  • Escape from isolation.

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