Constant computer gaming can cause someone to place more emotional value on events within the game than things happening in their real lives. Excessive viewing of Internet pornography can warp a person's ideas about sexuality.
BY: STACY ARVINNA BTEJAMARUN MEDICAL STUDENT KSMU 4TH YEAR 2ND SEM 3RD GROUP
Danger of computer exposure can be divided into 2categories;1. Behaviour problem ;Addiction- Foster social isolation. Irritable when away from computer Declines in verbal memory performanceAttention problems physically aggressive behavior hyperactivity, ADD or ADHDEmotional disorder symptoms – Depression (online opinion )
Recognizing Computer AddictionAny of these signs would be a red flag, and multiple signs couldmean theres a real problem.•Staying on the computer for much longer than intended, or notnoticing the passage of time while using the computer•Making conscious efforts to cut back on computer time andrepeatedly failing•Thinking frequently about the computer when not using it orconstantly looking forward to the next opportunity to use it•Using the computer as an escape when feeling depressed orstressed•Missing events or opportunities or failing at non-computer-related tasks because of time spent on the computer. This couldinclude poor job performance or missing out on family activities•Continued excessive computer use despite incurring negativeconsequences, such as marital problems or getting in trouble atwork due to computer use.
Computer Addiction and Child NeglectOne of the most notorious examples of acomputer addiction surfaced in Nevada in2007. Michael and Iana Straw had two youngchildren who were neglected to the point ofmalnourishment and serious healthproblems because the couple was soobsessed with playing online games(Dungeons & Dragons). They were eachcharged with multiple counts of child abuse[source: Fox News]. A similar case occurredin South Korea in 2005, when two parentsleft a 4-month-old infant alone in a bedroomto play computer games (World of Warcraft.)at an Internet café. When they returned fivehours later, the baby was lying on herstomach and had died of suffocation.[source: Eurogamer].
Kids who watch violenttelevision shows becomemore aggressive and lessempathic. But learningtheory says that actuallyparticipating in violence— as kids do when playingmany video and computergames — has a muchstronger effect.
2. Health problem;a) Direct Bad Posture Back Pain Shoulder cramps Blurred eyesight Repetitive strain injury Short bursts of excruciating pain in the arm, back, shoulders, wrists, hands, or thumbs (typically diffuse). Weakness, lack of endurance. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) De Quervain syndrome
Slouching, not sittingcorrectly in your chair, ornot having your two feettouch the ground areincorrect.Your computer monitorshould be eye level orslightly lower.Your wrists should beraised form the keyboardand mouse to the right ofyour keyboard.Shoulders downward andback help make your backstraight.
b) Indirectpoor overall physical condition and even obesity.Long-term sleep deprivation- Significant reduced amounts of slow-wave (REM) sleep Drowsiness difficulty concentrating depression of the immune systemRadiation exposureCancer or brain tumorbirth defectsInfertility or miscarriagesNausea
COMPUTER RADIATION HAZARDSWhen you sit in front of a computer screen, you are being hit bymany different types of electromagnetic radiations (EMR).Computers emit both VLF (Very Low Frequency)electromagnetic radiation and ELF (Extremely Low Frequency)electromagnetic radiation, as well as soft x-rays.As with all EMF Pollution, the closer in proximity to thesource, as well as the longer the duration of time in the EMFField, the more detrimental the electromagnetic frequenciesupon the body.
ERGONOMICSErgonomics is the applied science of equipment design, as for theworkplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue anddiscomfort. In other words, ergonomics is the science of making yourself feelcomfortable and relaxed to be able to do better at work and reduce the possibilityof having injuries in any manner. • There are 5 different aspects of ergonomics. They are: • Safety • Comfort • Ease of Use • Productivity/Performance • AestheticsProper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, whichcan develop over time and can lead to long-term disability.
Bilaterally symmetric operating areas of the stationary human bodySitting correctly in a chair withyour back straight helps relieve allback problems.Keeping your neck straightforward at your monitor relives neckand cramps in your shoulders.Having both feet on the groundkeeps a good center of balance.
•Make specific time limits. Set an alarm to go off in one hour and endcomputer time when it rings.•Set aside "computer-free" parts of the day. If your computer use starts afterdinner and extends into the night, get all your computer work done in themorning and dont touch it after dinner.•Install software to restrict your access to Web sites that you visitcompulsively. Find a friend you can trust to keep the passwords for thesoftware so you cant circumvent it. Wellnomics® Risk Management is scientifically validated office ergonomics software.
•Make a list of things you could be accomplishinginstead of wasting time on the computer, and post itprominently near your monitor.•Enlist family members to help encourage you to limityour use. It might be difficult to stop on your own.•Put the computer in high-traffic area of the house. Withothers looking over your shoulder all the time, youll be lesslikely to overuse the computer. This is especially effective forparents who fear excessive computer use in their children.•Radiation from the computer screen can be blocked byspecial screen monitor shields.