What happens if I spend lots of time using technology?
Today we are going to focus on some effects technology can cause in people who abuse it.
02.11.2017 - Sergio Herrero e Irene Barbero
Last day we talked about some diseases related with technology, and today we are going to focus on the negative effects technology can cause in people who use gadgets:
- While people use their smartphones, they tend to lose track of time. Because of that, they forget they have to do more things apart from using technology:
- They facilitate the access to unsuitable sites.
- They sometimes offer false or incomplete information.
- They favour the appearance of false identities that can cause cases of identity fraud.
- There aren?t many security measures: it?s very easy to steal passwords and personal datum, and it?s also very easy to impersonate an identity.
Apart from these negative effects, there are other disadvantages related to the excessive use of technology. Some of the most harmful are the consumerism, because everybody tend to buy products related with smartphones, like sounds or cases, and that means a higher expense; and the isolation, because the technology addicts lose their communication skills and their only knowledge is knowing how to use technological gadgets. A big consequence of the addiction is the usage of the smartphones in inappropriate places, like schools or while driving.
The disadvantages are more if the affected person is an under-age person: children and teenagers arrive at lies and theft to get money and spend it in different ways, like buying apps or recharging their data.
They tend to use their study time using technology, what affects their achievements and favours a more aggressive, impulsive, and selfish behaviour, and their addiction stops the development of better behaviour.
Finally, under-ages can download inappropriate games, either its contents or its violence, for their age.
In conclusion, both grown-ups and under-ages can be victims of the excessive use of technology. The only thing we can do to avoid it is using technology correctly and in our own benefit, and being aware of all the risks we can have by spending lots of time with a laptop or a smartphone.
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