Tech addiction symptoms rife among students

Tagged: Addiction, Mental Health, Off Topic, Entertainment, Gaming, Technology
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Posted: 5 years 28 weeks ago

"Young adults around the world experience distress when they try to unplug from technology for even one day, a research project has found.

"A clear majority" of almost 1,000 university students in 10 countries, including China, Chile, the U.K. and Uganda, were unable to voluntarily stay away from computers, televisions, cellphones and MP3 players for 24 hours, reported the International Center for Media at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., which led "The World Unplugged" project.

Many students also reported mental and physical symptoms of distress and "employed the rhetoric of addiction, dependency and depression," when reporting their experiences of trying to go unplugged for a full day."



falmatrix2r's picture
Joined: 09/26/2010
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i am not addicted at ALL!
*looks around my room with 3 consoles, 3 monitors and PCs...*

I have a gaming PC and all gaming consoles and it definately doens't get you laid!
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really good point there...hmm

Johny-47's picture
Joined: 04/09/2010
Posts: 95

That's just pathetic, people are turning into robots(dull ones =/).

I know of so many people in the college I go to that are obsessed with internet stuff like facebook etc, it's ridiculous.

They should get help or 'sort themselves out'.

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Tivon's picture
Joined: 04/26/2002
Posts: 1939

Why they always try to find a link from technology to our mental health, hmm? Yes, hmmm.

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