How Does Technology Affect Health

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Technology’s Effect on Health: Response to Technology Blurb An individual with their head facing down towards the screens of their technological device and their focus away from their surroundings is not a unique sight to witness in the 21st century. With the growing desire to own the newest technology, people fail to hesitate with purchasing the latest Apple product or the IO Hawk hover boards due to its popularity and the idea that “all the other kids have them” (Louis C.K.) Technology is a crucial advancement to the fast-paced society as it allowed for faster global connection, accessibility to a large outlet of information, and advances within the medicine and science field, but technology has become a disadvantage when it comes to the …show more content…
The quick and painless accessibility that technology provides creates “toxic” and “mean” interactions (Louis C.K.). Technology has created a horrific platform that affects one’s health through the lack of social interaction, physical contact, and awareness of the effects of cyber bullying. Involving and relying highly on technology does not enable one to balance the aspects of the dimensions of health: physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and environmental. Reaching and having balance among the dimensions of health contributes to the improvement of one’s quality of life. Technology significantly affects the social and emotional health aspect of an individual, which restricts them from living life with positive emotions and satisfaction (Donatelle). Social interaction is crucial to one’s health as it creates and maintains satisfying interpersonal relationship, which is significant to increase the social health that allows for the overall wellness of an individual (Donatelle). The use of technology limits one from obtaining social interaction that is needed for functioning properly in a daily life. Constantly …show more content…
It is easier to bully behind a technological device than bullying face-to-face. Cyber bullying is found to be an easy and quick way to harass another individual because it allows for anonymity. People believe that words stated online affects others less than words stated in person. 58% of cyber bullies believe that the person they are harassing online deserves the verbal abuse and harmful words they are receiving (Thomas). Not one human being deserves to believe their worth is less than what it is and feel less confident about him or herself because a person behind a computer thinks that “trolling” or cyber bullying is acceptable. Those who have been cyber bullied develop psychological problems such as fear of being attacked, low self-esteem, helplessness, and diminished love for themselves and others. Children are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and decreased academic achievement and motivation due to cyber bullying (Stopbullying.gov). Cyber bullies fail to recognize the psychological effects of their words to the cyber bullied and to themselves. Cyber bullies, as they grow older, experience substance abuse, criminal convictions, and abusive behavior towards the people in their lives (Stopbullying.gov). The accessibility of technology is not always a beneficial aspect. Technological advancements have provided the 21st century an enormous amount of benefits, but it has provided the

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