The Downside of Computer Usage
Does it matter, you ask? Yes, of course it matters. Computing brings with it a whole host of health problems including those related to eyesight, posture and fine motor skills. Where the kids of the past balanced those issues with a healthy doses of outdoor life, today’s kids are far more likely to spend their whole time inside hopping from PC to XBox to iPad and their smartphones.
There are mental risks too with experts warning that the abundant availability of technology is removing our brain’s natural downtime. Consider this; in the past you would have coped with a long wait in a queue by thinking about the unsolved problems of the day, processing your feelings or, if you were really tired, simply zoning out. Today’s queue time is far more likely to be taken up by email, Facebook or Candy Crush, leaving your brain with absolutely no time to rest.