Topics to be coveredIntroduction Benefits Adverse Effects Addiction
WHY YOUTH? Technology has made life very comfortable for us. Eliminating human errors has made work faster and more efficient. Everyone makes use of technology but it’s the youth who make maximum use of it. Indian youth, fastest adopters of digital technology in Asia Being IT Engineers, we are all going to be subjected to tech savvy lifestyle. “Youth and technology are like a hand and glove.”
BENEFITS E-Learning Entertainment Social network Miscellaneous
"Good teaching is good teaching, no matter how its done."
I.E-LEARNING Advantages. Flexible, Accessible, Convenient. Cross Platform Support. Travel Cost and Time saved. Ease of Updates. Inexpensive Worldwide distribution. Distance Part Time Earn and Education Learning Learn
Helping Kids Cope with Stress
II. ENTERTAINMENTMobile Computers TabletsPhones MusicCameras Television Players Gaming Consoles Internet
Keeping Get Talking to other In feedback students touch
Connecting Share Business anywhere views With And everyone opinions
IV. Misc. Work from Anywhere E-Commerce• Connected to work at • Mobile Banking all time. • Online Reservation• Can handle different • Vouchers, Loyalty things at the same Cards, etc. time.• Video Conferences/Meetings.
Effect on YouthGames increase violence inkids mind Video games
Even though you might not realize it, technology has taken away from relationships and the business world. “People used to always call meetings, or have business lunches, sometimes a quick e-mail is all you’ll receive from a superior,” (Heather). Our generation is now more likely to send an e-mail or a text to family members and friends rather than picking up the phone and actually talking to them.
MySpace and Facebook are social networking sites that canhelp you build stronger relationships with friends but, it canalso break them.It spread Rumor very fast
PHYSICAL ILL EFFECTS Lack of Privacy Health and Security Shallow memory
HEALTH Memory •Short-term memory Loss. (Eg Reminders) •RSI (repetitive stress injury)Neck and back •Text neck •Back pain Eye •CVS (Computer Vision Syndrome) Body •Obesity •Bacteria Ear •Partial deafness •Ear ringing Finger •Digital thumb: thumb size increases due to excessive use Lap •Toasted Syndrome
Lack of privacy and security • Stalking1. • Cyber crimes2. • 40% teenagers receive a request online for personal3. information • Over 15% children in the United States are confronted by a4. stranger online, for some reason or the other
Plagiarism• COPY + PASTE
Texting shortcuts Can You tell me what does this abbreviation mean? jsyk, irl kdz twtg + iming buds cr8ting probs @ skool!It mean:Just so you know, in real life, kids tweeting and instantmessaging their friends is creating problems at school!
Flipside of technological advancements Lack of InstantLess Realistic Communication gratification Cause of Attention Environmental Depression Deficit concerns
I. Instant gratification• Technology negatively affects us by perpetuating the mind set of immediate satisfaction• The creation of various portable technological devices has slowly ingrained the idea of instant gratification with gadgets like the PS3, etc.• A child who plays with electronic toys may not mature in a healthy way as the toy was operating at its every need
I. Various Apps on Facebook that take your time away
II. LESS REALISTICa) Separates individuals from reality • “For some people, the main appeal of the iPod is that it preoccupies you so that you do not have to deal with the uncontrollable factors of everyday life,”b) Virtual World• When you go on to Facebook with teenagers, they live in a world where they think everybody thinks like them• Theres much less time spent muddling along with people who are really quiet different.• So they become less receptive to people with different ideologies.
III. LACK OF COMMUNICATION Impact on Social life 38% 40% Unfavourable Favourable Neutral 22% Data shows that those who use the Internet frequently spend over 100 minutes less time with friends and family than non- Internet users.”
V. ATTENTION DEFICITReasons for the prevalence of attention deficit disorder inchildren nearly doubled from 1990 through 1995 and stillincreasing Much of the available television Video game PC games Which involves rapid shifts in attention as the viewer shifts focus from one target to another or reorients due to fast movement or a new angle of view
DIGITAL DIVIDE • More than half of young men but only 9% ofUsability young woman would admit to have a strong interest in technical mattersTechnical • Cause of generation gap literacy • Creates a digital divide between the youth Cost of developed countries and those of less prosperous regions
• WEEE generation in India was approximately 1,46,180 tonnes/year in 2005 which is expected to exceed 8,00,000 tonnes/year by the end of.
How much is too much? Can you go one week without video games? Can you go one week without your MySpace or Facebook? Can you go one week without internet?
What is Tech Addiction? Refers to addiction to various aspects of technology. Not a substance addiction. It’s a process addiction. Excessive dependence. Deals with obsessions and compulsions of individuals. Not necessarily covers all areas.
Areas of Tech Addiction Internet Use (IU) Video Games Addiction Online Gambling Texting and cell phone use Cybersex Addiction Cyber relationships Television Addiction Instant messaging (IM) addiction
Symptoms Preoccupation or strong desire to use the internet Withdrawal is followed by anxiety, irritability and boredom Tolerance refers to the need for more to achieve satisfaction Difficulty to control the desire, or discontinue use Disregard for the harmful consequences of continued use Social communications and interests are lost in lieu of time on the internet Alleviation of negative emotions by using the internet to escape Hiding use from friends and relatives through deception and dishonesty.
The Internet Addiction Test How addicted to the internet are you? Let’s find out from these 10 questions. Scoring System: ◦ Each question has 6 options. ◦ Each answer carries some point. ◦ The sum of all the points will determine the range of your addiction.
The Internet Addiction Test The six options are: ◦ Does Not Apply = 0 Points ◦ Rarely = 1 Point ◦ Occasionally = 2 Points ◦ Frequently = 3 Points ◦ Often = 4 Points ◦ Always = 5 Points
The Internet Addiction Test1. How often do you find that you stay online longer than you intended or find yourself saying “just a few more minutes” when online?2. How often do you neglect household chores or any other work to spend more time online?3. How often do you choose to spend more time online than with your family and friends?4. How often do you lose sleep due to late night log-ins?5. How often do you snap, yell, act annoyed if someone bothers you while you are online? ◦ Does Not Apply = 0 Points ◦ Rarely = 1 Point ◦ Occasionally = 2 Points ◦ Frequently = 3 Points ◦ Often = 4 Points ◦ Always = 5 Points
The Internet Addiction Test6. How often do your grades or school work or productivity suffer because of the amount of time you spend online?7. How often do you check your email or social networking sites (before going to bed, the first thing when you wake up, before having to do something else)?8. How often do you become defensive or secretive when anyone asks you what you do online?9. How often do you use the internet to escape from day-to- day problems?10. How often do you feel preoccupied with the Internet when offline, or fantasize about being online, just anticipating when you will go online again? ◦ Does Not Apply = 0 Points ◦ Rarely = 1 Point ◦ Occasionally = 2 Points ◦ Frequently = 3 Points ◦ Often = 4 Points ◦ Always = 5 Points
The Internet Addiction Test Result time! Results: ◦ 0 – 9 : Below Average Range ◦ 10 – 24 : Average Range ◦ 25 – 39 : Above Average ◦ 40 – 50 : Significantly above Average.
Cure Admitting the Set Time Treatment/Therapy problem Limit/Schedule Introduce New Create Awareness Self Control Activities Interact with othersTime Management Be more active more
Conclusion We can’t be rid of technology. Integrated into the youth’s life. Seek maximum use of Technology without it adversely affecting your life. Take measures to avoid addiction. Go on for a few days without internet, mobile phone. If our ancestors could do it, we can too.
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