If You Use Facebook, You May Be Unhealthy

According to Larry Rosen, a psychologist at Cal State Dominguez Hills, has done multiple studies on how technology can affect children and young adults.

Some of his conclusions to these studies are:

  • Teens who use more technology whether it be video games, or computers, tend to miss more school (for obvious reasons), have more sleeping problems as well as increased levels of stress and anxiety.
  • The more frequently people used Facebook, the more likely they were to be antisocial, paranoid, as well as increased levels of anxiety and alcohol use
  • This is a big one that I know happens to me ALL OF THE TIME.  Scientists found that from observing high school students studying for 15 minutes, that they were only able to focus on the actual school material for about 2-3 minutes before their attention would turn to other things such as texting or browsing the internet.

You can read the full article on symptoms of long term technology use

So, time to get off that computer and put down that cell phone because you’re getting unhealthier by the minute without even knowing it!

About Techtonicc

I am currently a 21 year old Junior in college majoring in Information Systems assurance and security. I am from Arlington Heights, IL. I love all types of technology so I enjoy my fair share of video games, building/fixing computers, programming, and writing on my tech blog, Techtonicc.

Posted on August 8, 2011, in technology and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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