Family in Crisis-Technology Gone Wrong

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Family in Crisis-Technology Gone Wrong

  1. 1. Family in Crisis Technology Gone Wrong!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Beverley Murphy-Anderson
  3. 3. Nadine Francisco
  4. 4. Praxades Gillette
  5. 5. Herbert Fletcher University
  6. 6. Dr Jules Pagna Disso
  7. 7. December 2011 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul>Technology is like water, it is a life source. It is a known factor that technology has invaded our homes, workplace, church and the wider community on a global market. </ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>For the purpose of this paper Media exposure will be:
  10. 10. Television
  11. 11. Internet, and
  12. 12. Mobile phone
  13. 13. We will demonstrate how a family can be in crisis with the inclusion of these amenities. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Kovach (2007) states that every day, we’re swimming in a sea of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) produced by electrical appliances, power lines, wiring in buildings, and a slew of other technologies that are part of modern life. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Dangers of Cell Phones <ul><li>Rutgers University (2009) states that cell phones are a danger on the road in more ways than one. The studies found the cell phone-fatality correlation to be true even when weighing in factors such as speed, alcohol consumption, and seat belt use. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The National Cancer Institute Views <ul><li>The National Cancer Institute (2011) states that cell phones are health hazardous because:
  17. 17. Cell phones emit radiofrequency energy (radio waves), a form of non-ionizing radiation. Tissues nearest to where the phone is held can absorb this energy. </li></ul>
  18. 18. The National Cancer Institute Views <ul><li>The number of cell phone calls per day; the length of each call, and the amount of time people use cell phones have increased. Cell phone technology has also undergone substantial changes. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Effects of Cell phone <ul><li>According to Dr. Kim (2011) regular exposure to radio frequency radiation may interfere with the electrical fields of our cells. Common health challenges that have been linked to regular exposure to radio frequency radiation include:
  20. 20. Abnormal cell growth and damage to cellular DNA </li></ul>
  21. 21. Effects of Cell phone continuation <ul><li>Difficulty sleeping, depression, anxiety, and irritability
  22. 22. Childhood and adult leukemia
  23. 23. Eye cancer
  24. 24. Immune system suppression
  25. 25. Attention span deficit and memory loss
  26. 26. Infertility </li></ul>
  27. 27. INTERNET <ul><li>A vast computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide. The Internet includes commercial, educational, governmental, and other networks, all of which use the same set of communications protocols.
  28. 28. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/internet) </li></ul>
  29. 29. THE GOOD <ul><li>Instant communications-world wide
  30. 30. Get information on anything you wish at anytime
  31. 31. Work from home
  32. 32. Watch Television online
  33. 33. Listen to radio online
  34. 34. Play interactive games
  35. 35. Education
  36. 36. Satellite/GPS </li></ul>
  37. 38. THE BAD <ul><li>Virus's
  38. 39. Identity Theft
  39. 40. Pornography
  40. 41. Gambling
  41. 42. Cyber crime/bulling/embezzling
  42. 43. Decrease in human interaction
  43. 44. Internet addiction </li></ul>
  44. 45. THE UGLY <ul><li>Internet Addiction (IAD) - Dr. Goldberg said IAD is not a recognized medical addiction like alcoholism, but &quot;more like an out-of-control behavior that threatens to overwhelm the addict's normal life.&quot;
  45. 46. Porn Addiction- Grown with growth of Internet – which has caused a growth in marital distress- infidelity, decrease in marital intimacy, devaluation in monogamy, marriage and child http://www.heritage.org/research/testimony/pornographys-impact-on-marriage-amp-the-family </li></ul>
  46. 47. TELEVISION CAN BE AN UNWANTED DISTRACTION POSITIVE FAMILY TIME HEALTH GAURDING THE AVENUES OF THE MIND
  47. 48. Overview <ul><li>Most children become addicted to television
  48. 49. before they enter school.
  49. 50. Two-thirds of them watch 2hours of TV, or video a day.
  50. 51. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend no TV under the age of 2, because it can interfere with their physical and social development.
  51. 52. 8-18 year old's spend nearly 4 hours per day </li></ul>
  52. 53. OBESITY <ul><li>Children who watch more than 4 hours each day are more likely to be overweight because of lack of exercise and snacking while watching TV. </li></ul>
  53. 54. OBESITY <ul><li>The easiest way to reduce inactivity is to turn off the TV set. Almost anything else uses more energy than watching TV.&quot; William H. Deitz, pediatrician and prominent obesity expert at Tufts University School of Medicine. </li></ul>
  54. 55. CHILDREN SEE - CHILDREN DO!! <ul><li>Many television characters depict risky behaviors , such as smoking, drinking, violence sexual abuse and drugs especially music videos that many parent might assume to be acceptable. </li></ul>
  55. 56. CHILDREN SEE - CHILDREN DO!! <ul><li>Parents need to monitor their children while they watch television.
  56. 57. http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/tv_affects_child.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHi2dxSf9hw
  57. 58. <ul><li>Many TV characters depict risky behaviors , such as smoking, drinking violence sexual abuse and drugs especially music videos that many parent believe is acceptable.
  58. 59. Parents need to monitor the program content of what their children view. </li></ul>RISKY BEHAVIOR
  59. 60. LETS PIECE OUR FAMILY LIFE BACK TOGETHER BY SPENDING MORE TIME DOING ACTIVITIES THAT BUILD RELATIONSHIPS INSTEAD OF FACILITATING OUR INDIVIDUALITY WITH CELL PHONES, INTERNET AND TELEVISON. (Jos. 24:15 KJV)
  60. 61. References <ul><li>Kim. B (2011) Public Exposure: DNA, Democracy and the Wireless Revolution - A Must-See Documentary on the Dangers of Cell Phone Use retrieved December 5 th , 2011 from http://drbenkim.com/cell-phone-dangers
  61. 62. Kovach. S (2007, August) The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation retrieved December 6 th , 2011 from http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2007/aug2007_report_cellphone_radiation_01.htm
  62. 63. Manning J. (2011) Pornography's Impact on Marriage & The Family,http://www.heritage.org/research/testimony/pornographys-impact-on-marriage-amp-the-family </li></ul><ul>Kids Health from Numours (1995-2000) http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/tv_affects_child.html?tracking=P_RelatedArticle </ul>
  63. 64. References Continuation <ul><li>National Cancer Institute (2011, October 24th) Cell Phones and Cancer Risk retrieved December 5 th , 2011 from http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones
  64. 65. Rob Purdy Boon or Detriment to society? http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/students/purdy/index.htm
  65. 66. Rutgers University (2009, March 4). Danger of Cell Phone Use: While Walking Or Driving, Cell Phones Increase Traffic, Pedestrian Fatalities. Science Daily. Retrieved December 7, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2009/03/090304160404.htm </li></ul>

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