Negative Effects Of Computer Addiction

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“Modern technology is affecting our sleep. The artificial light from TV and computer screens affects melatonin production and throws off circadian rhythms, preventing deep, restorative sleep” (Volpi, 2012). Computers are affecting individual's health in a big way. Information technology is the centre of many studies that show the negative effects of computers on everyone who uses this technology. Of course, computers can be useful as a resource when used properly, however, just like a drug. Computers can be easily misused and abused. Leading to cases of addiction that are sometimes far more unbelievable than cases from drug addiction. It has been shown that many workers who spend hours at a desk or computer can be the subject of many long term health problems that can not be easily reversed. Computer access to the web allow for individuals struggling with a problem to vent it out online, anonymously. This is a temporary solution and does not help the individual solve it in the long term. Causing the individual to continue to deal with it online and struggle with it in person worsening such problems and prolonging the problem. Computers are affecting the health of many from children to adults, and causing many misuses and addictions to computers. Computers can cause severe mental health problems such as misuse, abuse and addictions. Computer users can be subjected to some of the same symptoms of drug users. Computer addiction is classified as anyone who uses the computer
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