Do you know what you're doing on the internet?
Is your online behaviour effecting you offline?
Our smart phones and the other mobile devices we use are fantastic. But if they start to take over our lives, then we’re in problem. If the way we’re using them is having bad effects on our health and relationships, we need to stop and think about what’s going on.
Why Does It Matter
- Spending too much time online can be a health hazard! Recent research (Nov, 2012) from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia has recorded that 7% of Australian children aged 13 have spent so much time online that they have missed out on sleep and meals.
- Spending too much time online can disrupt your relationships with family and friends in the offline world.
- Spending too much time online can interfere with the quality of your homework or even just getting it done.
- Being a good friend—really caring about the well-being of your friends—sometimes this means challenging what a friend is doing and talking about it with them.
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