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Prevent gadget overuse among kids

September 26, 2020 | gadget | No Comments



a woman holding a cell phone: Experts say screen time induces dopamine release that weakens children’s ability to control their impulses. -- PEXELS PIC


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Experts say screen time induces dopamine release that weakens children’s ability to control their impulses. — PEXELS PIC

LETTER: I posit that early introduction and unrestrained use of gadgets involving high-speed, highly interactive mediums of human interface and high levels of visual and audio stimuli could contribute to a powerful “re-wiring” of human growth and development, both mentally and physiologically.

The magnitude of impact depends on age of exposure, frequency, duration and type of content being accessed. Pure recreational use is likely to be the most potent.

Is it strange then that children who are exposed to high levels of visual and audio stimulation early on in their growth find it difficult to focus in school? Or just focusing on anything, for that matter?

Researchers have indicated a strong relationship between excessive screen time (signs of digital technology addiction) and psychiatric disorders such as

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One thing that all computer users dread is the day they have to take their machine to the computer repair shop. You never know when you take the machine in if you will get it back, or if the repair technician will tell you they were unable to save your device. If you do get your baby back you will likely have to pay a pretty penny to do so. Computer repair causes dread in the hearts of all computer owners.

The great thing is that there are things you can do to prevent having to take your machine to a technician. By using your antivirus software correctly you can stop the need for repair services. You can also save yourself the worry, and the possibility of identity theft.

Your antivirus software cannot do the job it was designed to do if you prohibit it. This means that when you … Read More