In our present society, people cannot deny that the changes in this world have been tied to the advancement of the technology. It has evolved with this society so deeply where such conveniences are no longer luxuries but rather necessities. Unfortunately, the most affected group of people from the developed technology is the younger age people (Subrahmanyam, 2000). In the past, children were more lively and active: playing outdoors, running around, climbing trees and remaining active rather than watching television and playing video game and computer. It is true that the use of the technology has its own virtue. It provides value, convenience and entertainment, but it should not take the place of movement and realistic play from the children. Obviously, modern technology such as television, digital game, cell phone, and computer should be considered as a major fact, which contributing to negative health problems in children.
The first reason why modern technology contributes to negative health problems is that children overuse technology, which impact on their physical health.
It is an obvious fact that technology is a main part of daily life. Assuredly, it is also the major fact that contributing to such problem as obesity in children, one of the most concerned problems facing the present society. Generally, all the technology gadgets have the great impact that can make children sit at one place. Meanwhile, when they tend to loose their control, while using the technology such as television or cell phone, their body craves for more food and snack (Levine, 2009). Definitely, it would not be a problem if all the food they grabbed were some nutritious food, which in fact they are junk food such as chocolates, and cheese sticks (Levine, 2009). Initially, body of the children will consume a heavy amount of insoluble fats that come with junk food. This kind of fats increases the level of cholesterol that could develop problems of heart, joints and spinal cord (Journal of obesity, 2005). Afterwards, the impact of this problem can lead children to more intense psychological and medical issues, which can have future reaching effects even into adulthood (Pitman, 2008). According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2004, 16 percent of children in the ages of 6-19 year old are overweight or obese which could really have a great chance of developing Type II Diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol and blood pressure (Obesity, 2011). In addition, technology can expose children to a number of other physical risks: seizures, hand injuries and changes in heart rate (Subrahmanyam, 2000). Obviously, those of the raised problems above are the developed negative health problems that come from the overused of technology in the children’s daily life.
The second reason why modern technology contributes to negative health problems is that children independently use technology, which impact on their social development and...