Topics: Mobile phone, Self-esteem, Online game Pages: 2 (807 words) Published: April 29, 2013
Tweets, texts, emails, posts. New research says the Internet can make us lonely and depressed—and may even create more extreme forms of mental illness (Dokoupil 2012). We've created a society where even the most basics functions of everyday life strongly depend on technology (Sagan 2013). This is definitely not the ideal situation to improve our physical and mental wellbeing instead it is harming it. Rather than having an enjoyable life and being prosperous we are being controlled by our addiction to the internet and related technologies such as computers, phones and tablets. Throughout the generations there has been an increasing use of the internet and new technologies because it cures our desires, which has led to an increase in obesity, low self-esteem issues and less face to face social contact and therefore means our wellbeing is diminishing. Obesity in past generations has not been such a big issue because people where always outdoors being active. Since the introduction of the internet obesity has dramatically increased because people are not getting sufficient exercise due to the fact that they are sitting indoors playing online games and not burning the calories. Online gaming is significant too generation Y because it provides them with entertainment and enjoyment without having to leave the comfort of their own home, but in previous generation online gaming did not exist or was not as popular so children had to go outside to amuse themselves. When I was ten I used to always go to the park with friends and family but my sister who is ten now just plays online games and hardly gets outdoors. Within the seven year gap there has been a sudden shift from young active children to technology addicted obese children. Online gaming is not only a cause of obesity but has also become a major problem because it affects the wellbeing of not only the person playing the game but also the people around them. A South Korean couple who were addicted to the internet...
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