Fighting computer addiction in kids (The Philippine Star) November 28, 2010 MANILA, Philippines – The computer may have made life easier and tasks faster. But like all good things, it can be abused and lead to addiction, especially in children. They can be so obsessed with computers they no longer have room for ordinary routines in daily life. Computer addicts run the gamut of video and online game players, viewers of Internet pornography, people in chat rooms, those who always check their email, download music files, engage in illicit affairs through the Net, online gamblers and others.
Computer addiction brings mood swings, withdrawal from family and friends, sleep deprivation, poor eating habits and hygiene, wrist injury, back and neck aches, low grades, stealing, lying, poor attention span in school or at work, absenteeism, tardiness and a breakdown in relationships. Left unchecked, computer addiction can ruin the addict’s life. Psychiatrist and expert on computer addiction Dr.
Randy Dellosa says one can overcome computer addiction in children by encouraging them to have other interests and social activities; setting limits on computer use and understanding that the child might have underlying emotional problems, which make him, escape through computer addiction. Dellosa holds office at the Life Change Recovery Center, a psychological therapy center with a short-term in-house program for overcoming computer addiction. Its telephone numbers are 415-6529 or 415-7964. `Source: The Philippine Star – November 28, 2010
Computer Addiction Leads to Vices and Drug Use (Assignment in Human Ecology) By: Abercio V. Rotor, Ph. D. Did it ever occur in your mind that drug abuse is connected with computer addiction? People, especially the young – children and adolescents – who sit before the computer hours and hours everyday – even before they start using drugs, are already potential drug users. This is a thesis, which I shall try to present and defend in this article. These are premises of my contention. Computerizing whether for school assignment or just entertainment consumes precious time and energy.
Time for hobbies, rest, reflection, exercise, socialization, or for quiet and peace. In short we have disturbed regular time management – the way our predecessor in pre-computer time made use of 24-hour cycle – so with 30-day monthly cycle and longer. In short, the computer has not only reset, but tinkered with, the biological clock. What does this mean? We do not follow our regular sleeping habit, because the computer demands no strict time limit or schedule. Imagine also that a favorite program on TV is on the computer, especially DVD programs. Computer addicts may become night owls.
Others have developed cat napping which can compensate partly lost sleep. Not following regular sleeping habits may lead to insomnia. Many drugs today are for insomniacs. Abuse of sleeping pills is reminiscent of some prominent victims; among them was Marilyn Monroe who died of overdose. The ever-increasing features of the computer making today’s state-of-the art in computer shades the 1960 predecessor a hundred folds more proficient. Soon we will be groping and grappling with artificial intelligence like dealing with a university professor, and a genius at that.
Already chess games with the computer are like playing with Karpov or Kasparov. War games need the intelligence and skills of Napoleon Bonaparte on land, and Horatius Nelson at sea. The computer does not only trace the campaign of Alexander the Great who attempted to create the largest empire on earth, but continue to trace the campaign even after his death. Entertaining, isn’t? Definitely yes, but at what price? Hear this. Hour-after-hour uninterrupted concentration. Irregular meal substituted with fast, if not junk, food. Strained eyes (and also ears).
Sustained suspense leading to cold hands and feet, and increased pulse rate and heart beat, while the muscles contract – an antithesis of balanced exercise. Soon you need a drug to calm you down, such as valium and prosac. Headache and therefore you take analgesic. Hallucinations in your sleep which may lead to insomnia. So what is the preoccupation of the young today? It appears to be a syndrome instead, a syndrome of five components, namely: 1. Decreased Mental Concentration 2. Social Detachment 3. Physiologic Imbalance 4. Time Waste 5. Indeterminate Purpose
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