Published on June 5, 2016
1. THERE MAY BE GOOD… BUT THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF BAD DUE TO TECHNOLOGY BY YASMEEN MUFTI Photo by Sean Macentee via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/8WnyVB
2. 99% OF ALL STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL 9 39% SLEEP WITH THEIR CELLPHONE 9 Photo by Pedro Bernal via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/oma9sR
3. In 2015, the 68% of Canadians own smartphones, representing a year-over-year growth of 24%17 Photo by Marci Casas via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/99xKiL
4. “ABOUT 35% SAID THEY’D BECOME SO RELIANT ON MOBILE CONNECTIVITY THAT THEY’D GIVE UP TV BEFORE HAVING TO PART WITH THEIR SMARTPHONE.” 3 Photo by Deysi Madri via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/9feuBZ
5. “My BlackBerry lay on the table beside me, its e-mail alert flashing with false urgency. And I often spiralled into the Internet’s vortex myself, clicking, for instance, on an academic article about technology and distraction and somehow winding up at a viral video about a Brazilian cyclist.” 1 Photo by N. Al Thani via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/5YoYy8
6. SO HOW DOES THAT AFFECT US?
7. THREE 1. 2. 3. Photo by Pcordero15 viaFlickr: https://flic.kr/p/kDQw9a/
8. OUR DEPENDENCY ON TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE WAY WE LEARN, THE WAY WE THINK AND THE WAY WE REMEMBER LIFE. Photo by Dorian Top via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/rsfCnC 1
9. In a 2011, experiment published in Science Magazine, college students remembered less information when they knew they could easily access it later on the computer. 13 Neuroimaging of frequent Internet users shows twice as much activity in the short term memory as sporadic users during online tasks. 12 Photo by Jeremy Noblevia Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/4kKdXG
10. A REPORT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM REVEALED THAT KIDS WHO USE COMPUTER GAMES AND THEIR HOME INTERNET FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS DO NOT HAVE THE SAME SENSE OF WELLBEING AS THOSE WHO USED THAT TECHNOLOGY FOR LESS THAN AN HOUR. 11 Photo by Northfield Mount Hermon via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/pDZJug
11. TECHNOLOGY HAS COMPLETELY REWIRED OUR BRAINS BY…. Photo by Glaudstone Agra via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/jzMHeB
12. 7 89% 290 UNDERGRADUATES EVERY TWO WEEKS 7
13. 3,000 PEOPLE RELATIVE'S BIRTHDAY 7 A 2013 STUDY FOUND VIDEO GAMES LIKE HALO CAN INHIBIT PLAYERS' ABILITY TO REIN IN IMPULSIVE OR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR. 7 Photo by Jan Furestenberg via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/2Yt2g Photo by Moyan Brenan via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/8YV4K5
14. 2 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FREELY VIEW ALL KINDS OF MEDIA, AND THEREFORE HAVE A LACK OF EMOTION WHEN THEY SEE SOMETHING IN REAL LIFE THAT IS NEGATIVE Photo by Garadon Charlotte via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/2bRVk
15. A study on two groups of sixth graders found that kids who had no access to electronic devices for five days were better at picking up on emotions and nonverbal cues of photos of faces than the group that used their devices during that time. 9 Photo by Federico Galarraga via Flickrhttps://flic.kr/p/bbUesK/
16. A REPORT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM REVEALED THAT KIDS WHO USE COMPUTER GAMES AND THEIR HOME INTERNET FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS DO NOT HAVE THE SAME SENSE OF WELLBEING AS THOSE WHO USED THAT TECHNOLOGY FOR LESS THAN AN HOUR. 13 Photo by MT K via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/aA7y2Z
17. “It’s encouraged for more “unplugged” family interaction in general and suggested young children may benefit from “a designated family hour” of quality time spent with relatives – without any television and mobile devices being involved.” 14 Photo by Kyle via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/dgeQ1B
18. 3THE WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY HAS GIVEN PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE THEREFORE LEADING TO SAFETY ISSUES Photo by Elizabeth Lovatt via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/akWd3z/
19. A QUARTER OF TEENAGERS SAY THEY HAVE BEEN BULLIED EITHER BY TEXT OR THE INTERNET. 4 82% OF ONLINE SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, THE SEX OFFENDERS USED SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE VICTIM’S PREFERENCES. 4 Photo by Amanda Lyn Dorner via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/bzeHqv
20. • Use an antivirus program • Secure Wi-Fi router • Turn off sharing with public users • Download only trusted files PROTECT YOURSELF 1. PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY10 • Strong password • Allow the privacy settings • Mindful when installing applications • Limit the information you share 2. PROTECT YOUR CONNECTIONS10 Photo by Skinmatevia Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/8svvkB
21. OVERALL THE INTERNET IS NEW, AND PEOPLE ARE STILL FIGURING OUT PROPER AND HEALTHY WAYS OF USING IT Photo by Mahmoud Metwally via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/azKxYW
22. HOWEVER, ITS ALL ABOUT UNDERSTANDING IT NEGATIVE EFFECTS AND ENSURING THAT YOU DON’T BECOME SO RELIANTE ON IT THAT… YOUR MIND CHANGES, YOUR FEELINGS CHANGE AND YOUR OVERALL SAFETY CHANGES. Photo by Moyan Brenn via Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/9UViMr
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