Although some people say that using computers all time wouldn’t be harmful for them and it gives them more experience, overuse of computers has many bad effects such as physicals problems, affects family relations and academic study.
Computer addiction is a very harmful to us. Although it is a new kind of addiction, it spreads all over the world and affects on all ages. Many people suffered from this problem because it effected negatively on them. It has stolen many important things from them such as health, family and time to study. I think that something must be done to those who overuse computers and internet. For example, they should try hard to stay less time on the internet. Also, they should join some centers that could help them to get red of this problem.
II. Terms of Reference
This research was written as part of the coursework for Visa 4 at Zayed University. It gives the reader information about the bad effects of overusing computers and internet. The information was obtained from books, the internet and databases. The research will show the problems that caused by overusing and internet and how it can effects negatively on health, family relation and academic study.
Computer has become an important machines in our life. It plays a vital role in all fields of the life. When we add the internet to this small machine it becomes a big world that could attract many people to enter it and live in it. Moreover, they would become more friendly with it and spend most of their time dealing with it until they fell in a big problem which is called an internet addiction. Although some people say that using computers all time wouldn’t be harmful for them and it gives them more experience, overuse of computers has many bad effects such as physicals problems, affects family relations and academic study. “ Maressa Hecht Orzack who works as a psychologist at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, has made a career of studying and treating Internet addiction, which she says can be just as dangerous as alcoholism or drug abuse.”( Green).
IV. Physicals Problems
Overusing computer causes many physical problems. Although it is very harmful to the health and it harms wrists, ache neck cramp and the eyes tear, people who are addicted to their computers don’t seem to care about their health (Ken Moon). Overusing computer causes many problems such as, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(CTS) (Moon). This serious disease is a result of typing for long time. That means you are using your fingers tips for long periods. This can lead to problem in supplying the Oxygen and when it prevents the Oxygen to reach to the cells of your fingers, then the cells begin to work without Oxygen, which calls ( anaerobically) (Moon). The last result is that cells produce lactic acid which causes pain in the muscles. This kind of cells action will not stop until you stop typing and stop using your fingers. Another problem is eating irregularities such as skipping meals is one of the physical symptoms of overusing computer (Maressa Heacht Orzack, Ph.D.) Moreover, computer has changed the sleeping time of those who are addicted to it. It is very difficult for them to shut down the computer while their friends are online. Sometimes they online until 2 or 4 am and they have to wake up at 6 for school or work. In this situation, they will sleep only for 2 or 3 hours while the normal duration for sleeping is 8 hours at least (Vatche Bartekian).
V. Family Relations
Addicted to computer not only don’t care about their health, but they are also neglecting their family. “Early in 1995 New York, psychiatrist Ivan Goldberg, MD, announced the appearance of a new addiction: people abandoing their family obligations to set gazing into their computer monitor as the surfed the internet”...
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