How do smartphones harm a person?
Proportionately to the expansion of the expansion of smartphones of human life, the number of haters of modern technologies is increasing. Who does not annoy friends who check the news every two minutes, in parallel distracted by Selfie and correspondence in social networks? Corporations begin to impose restrictions on the use of electronic assistants during working hours. At the University of Pennsylvania, students are offered a discount on purchases on campus, if students leave the device in the off state. It seems that smartphone dependence is becoming one of the most common mental disorders of the decade. Than it is fraught?
Harm to health
The impact of electromagnetic radiation on smartphones has been said a lot on the human body, but it's not just about the high SAR index worried by the owners of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
A former military man of 29 years of age played into the addictive Candy Crush on his smartphone every day for 6-8 weeks. Gadgetomana suffered constant pain in the thumb of his left hand, which he controlled the device. It turned out that the man had torn the tendon of the hand and needed a surgical intervention. According to the source, the victim of candy mania simply spent time with the device after work.
In addition to limbs, posture and sight may become victims of dependence on sensory devices. The look is directed to the display, and the head is too inclined forward, which leads to the stretching of the neck muscles. The result is a pain in the shoulder girdle.
Electronic media gradually replace paper, and the continuous monitoring of the flickering screen causes irritation, complicates concentration, reduces visual acuity. In addition, a compact gadget can be kept at any distance from the face. Small children often bring devices closer, and the negative impact is intensified. There is a great chance of developing hyperopia at an early age.
A study by Sarah Coyne, a professor at Brigham Young University, showed that among the 143 married women interviewed, 70 percent noted a change in the nature of the relationship between them and their spouses because of modern technology. Also, respondents noted the increased frequency of family conflicts on the grounds of ignoring the partner because of the use of the device. The consequence is dissatisfaction with marriage, life and even depression.
James A. Roberts, Marketing Teacher at the School of Business. Khankamera, Baylor University, also believes that attachment to the device causes stress and feelings of oppression. In the scientific publication Roberts used the term "phub" - a combination of the English words "phone" and "snub" ("phone" and "insult"). The definition of a neologism is to prefer a living person to a pastime with a gadget. For a couple, this is fatal.
Excessive enthusiasm for a technological miracle spoils not only relationships with the other half, but also with "real" people in general. Internet and virtual communication hinders the development of communication skills in children. Suffering from the smartphone dependence simply can not understand the emotional mood of the interlocutor - this was confirmed at the University of California. The experiment showed that schoolchildren who spent five days in the camp without sensory assistants distinguish the mood of the heroes of the photo portraits better than their peers with free access to electronics and the worldwide network.