Are we addicted to technology?

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You might not want to admit it, but it’s more than likely that you are using your phone far more than you should each day.

Since its creation in 1992 by IBM, the smartphone has taken over. It has allowed us to do incredible things. It was designed to make our lives easier, not harder. But were there adverse effects?

Source: www.idigitaltimes.com
Source: http://www.idigitaltimes.com

According to the Daily Mail, the average person spends 8 hours and 41 minutes on electronic devices. That’s more than we sleep!

80% of people who complained about feeling exhausted were using their phones in bed. This shows us, in conjunction with other studies, that technology is having a direct effect on our health and daily lives.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Experts have suggested turning off devices at least an hour before going to bed, to allow for your mind to rest before sleep.

Another issue with technology is cyber bullying.  Nearly 43% of kids have been cyber bullied, with a further 70% having seen it happen.

This shows how much easier it is to be anonymous online and get away with endless cruelty towards another person.

Without technology we wouldn’t have these issues.

However, it is one of the most astonishing inventions man has come up with. It has allowed us to do more than we ever could before. But, as with all great inventions, there are downsides.

Use it wisely.

Sources: DoSomething.org; Daily Mail; Wikipedia; Guardian