Digital technology ¬– a health threat?
We live in a rapidly changing, highly technological world, where the present day digital technology affects several parts of our lives. At work, people use digital technology to communicate, gather information and solve problems relevant to their place of work. A growing number of people also use digital technology at home, to keep in touch with friends and family, check bank balances, play interactive games, participate in online forums and interact with others on social media websites and mobile apps, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With changes like these in lifestyle, where much of our communication, leisure and entertainment is online, and our smartphones being an essential part of everyday life, questions are arising concerning what technology may be doing to us and if technology is a threat to our health and wellbeing.
Digital technology may give us many advantages in our everyday life, as well as benefiting our wellbeing. Online communication supporting existing relationships with friends and family can benefit our self-esteem and social connectedness. It can also make it easier to stay connected with friends and family while living abroad, which can…show more content… I therefore believe it is important to work towards safer digital technology and a safer use of it. In my opinion, we need more research in a number of areas, to develop and achieve more effective and safer practices of digital technologies. And we need to evaluate the benefits and potential risks of them. It is important to be aware that our online life implicates our offline health and wellbeing. From my point of view, we need to explore how digital technology affects our behaviour, values and social life, as well as our physical and psychological