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Causes of Computer Addiction (Cause and Effect Essay)

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Cause and effect
Serious causes of computer addiction

Technology has developed so much that it is almost crucial to have electronic devices at home. Our life has gotten so used to having technology around us that we can’t imagine our lives without them. However, while having electronic devices at home could be comfortable and handy at times, it could also have negative effect on children, especially on teenagers. Parents usually buy computers for their children’s educational resource. But teenagers, who always seek fun activities around them, use computer to play games, chat with friends and to catch up with the latest gossip on celebrities. And before they know it, they are addicted to computer. Computer can cause teenagers to be physically, and mentally ill, and the more the child spends more time on computer, the more he/she loses time to focus on academics, and to talk to their family.

Many teenagers who use the computers don’t seem realize that sitting in front of the computer is harmful at all. The electromagnetic waves from the computer-screen make our brain cells get stiffen every second. Human eyes can also lose its focus and get dehydrated easily because the ELF, VLF, RF and MICROWAVE (types of injurious electromagnetic waves). These harmful waves can cause headache, drop in eyesight, a brain tumor and leucosis in the worst case. Moreover, sitting in front of computer without exercising makes the teenager unhealthy. But this is not the only harmful cause of computer addiction.

When it comes to computer game addiction, the situation gets worse. Violent computer graphic games such as Star Craft, War Craft or Counter Strike that are also connected with internet make teenagers – especially boys– think aggressive towards the real world. They spend most of their time figuring out another way to win the battle inside the computer, and think that it is worth spending time into. Teenagers, who still have vulnerable and weak sense of judgment,...