I noticed an interesting report on the BBC news website a month ago or so. The article explored the growing trend of excessive use of social media distracting school children. It states that many parents find it hard to regulate how their children use the internet. Many will say things like: “There have always been distractions. I can remember being told off for reading Jackie magazine inside my textbooks”. So, in this article, I’m going to pose the question has anything really changed?
In this post, I’ll be taking a look at a Twitter comment that I received from @forwardtherapy. It was about my last blog entry on labelling internet addiction. The comment stated: “My professional experience is, the label is less significant than discussing Internet use as a response to life circumstances.” Continue reading Technology Addiction: The drug of the information age
Without a doubt, the amount of attention we give the internet and technology has risen over the years. We are always ‘on’ and technology is taking up more and more of our time. Online addiction is and changing the way we relate to each other, society and ourselves.
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The ALS ice bucket challenge has made $100 million for research into ALS? which is 3500% more in donations than this time last year. I can’t help but be overwhelmed with the response and generosity of the world population. It’s such a great example of how the internet can bring people all around the world together to help the needy.
In this blog post, I’ll be taking a look at the blurred lines between physical and virtual identity. I was recently struck by the behaviour of a young boy on the street. He was running around stepping on manhole covers and yellow hose covers in the street – seemingly oblivious to others around him. His father apologised for his behaviour saying: “He’s just trying to get his bonus”, to which I replied, “Sorry what do you mean?”
The next item on our Christmas lists is set to be wearable technology.
Apple and Samsung have revealed their new watch range which links to your phone, to give you all of your notifications that are usually in your pocket, on your wrist.Continue reading Wearable Technology: Helping Society?