The Harm and Damage of Devices

How Phones and Computers Affect People

Phones and computers are part of the daily lives of human beings. People use these devices for different purposes: to communicate, write, type, learn, entertain, research, and more. These devices affect people in today’s society because people are used to using them all the time. These devices are known to be very addictive and can affect the human brain in both positive and negative ways. 

These electronic devices positively affect people by getting information and resources quickly to help others. Devices can also build people’s knowledge in a very quick way by providing them with all the information they need. These devices can help students to study and do well on their school work, tests, and homework.

However, there is also a negative side with these electronic devices. Phones and computers can easily distract people and cause health problems. According to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, devices can have a negative affect on people’s memory. Phones and computers can distract kids from doing their school work and can cause them to sit all day on social media. They can have a negative impact on students’ grades and can affect them with their academics. Phones and tablets can be damaging for kids because their brains are still growing; the average human brain stops developing at the age of 25. In addition, these devices are causing kids to stay up late at night which is not healthy for their brains.

It’s extremely dangerous when kids make a habit of not getting enough rest. This is dangerous because lack of sleep leads to serious health problems which include decreased brain development, weight management problems, growth issues, headaches, mental illness, diseases and more that are harmful to a person’s body. Kids are supposed to get a minimum of 10 to 11 hours of sleep, while adults should be getting a minimum of 8-9. Sleep deficiency is linked to many health problems including heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity, and depression. According to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, too much screen time can also lead to poor posture, causing chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain.

In this technological age, electronic devices affect people in different ways. On the positive side, our gadgets make it easy to research, gather information, learn, and communicate. On the other hand, these same gadgets also affect people’s brains, distract, and lead to health problems. According to the research and information coming out about technology usage, we should all consider limiting our time on our devices and gadgets.

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