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How to reduce technology addiction

Technology addiction is a psychological impulse that arises from excessive use of the internet, social media and technological tools. With the development of technology today, technology addiction comes to the forefront in 3 out of 5 people. It is also characterised by different names. It is also called gaming addiction, video addiction, phone addiction etc.

 

Technology addiction and its causes

 

In the period from the past to the 21st century, technology has developed rapidly as a result of the efforts of scientists and inventors to create technology by using the information available to them.

 

There are many physical and psychological factors that underlie this addiction. With people's rapid access to technological tools, the reduction of social activities and the replacement of social media represent another addictive factor. Along with environmental factors, depression, social anxiety, influence of family and friends etc. increases the dependence on technology.

 

 Disadvantages and advantages of technology addiction

 

It as emotional and physical disadvantage divided into two. The 4 major factors in emotional disadvantages are:

 

*Loneliness

*Continuous shifting of work to be done.

* Sudden and constantly changing mood swings

* Disconnection from the outside World

 

The 4 main factors that are most prominent in physical disadvantages are as follows:

 

* Occurrence of eye problems

* Insomnia

*Continuous headaches

*Back pain due to incorrect posture

 

 Methods to reduce technology dependency

 

When technology is used incorrectly, many different factors occur. For example: technological products such as tablets and phones given to children by the family at a young age create the feeling that the child is only playing these two games. This reduces the amount of time parents spend with their children. While it is normal for an adult to spend 2-3 hours a day with technological devices, this period should be kept shorter for children. Family relationships should be prioritised in the child's personal and psychological development. Preventing children's addiction to technology at a young age will be possible if family members, especially parents, receive the necessary training and benefit from expert opinions.

 

Technological progress grows in parallel with its response to human needs. The development of technology is continuously growing with the aim of constantly raising the standard of human life and contributing to the development of science.