Yes it is, the worst is it can kill you A teenager died at an Internet cafe in Taiwan after reportedly playing the video game "Diablo 3" for 40 hours straight.
The 18-year-old, who has only been identified by his first name, Chuang, had booked a private room at the Tainan cafe in southern Taiwan on the afternoon of July 13, according to the Australian, which cited the United Daily News broadsheet. Chuang then proceeded to play the video game for 40 hours straight without eating.
On July 15, an attendant went into the room where Chuang had been playing and found the teen resting on the table, according to the Australian. The attendant was able to wake Chuang, who stood up, took a few steps and then collapsed onto the ground. He was pronounced dead soon after arriving at the hospital.
According to the Mirror, authorities believe the teenager may have suffered a blood clot due to sitting for such a long period of time.
Blizzard, the developer of "Diablo 3," released the following statement, obtained by the Mirror and other news outlets, regarding the teen's death:
We're saddened to hear this news, and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We don't feel it would be appropriate for us to comment further without knowing all of the circumstances involved. While we recognize that it's ultimately up to each individual or their parent or guardian to determine playing habits, we feel that moderation is clearly important, and that a person's day-to-day life should take precedence over any form of entertainment.
Firstly, health reasons. Besides eye problems resulting from staring at the screen such a close distance from your face, other health problems can arise from too much body inactivity when sitting in front of the computer for too long. Backaches are just the start. People absorbed in their computer tend to neglect basic physical activities, i.e. instead of walking to the person in the other room, one simply sends an email/online chat message. This leads to a decline in health over prolonged time periods. Furthermore, ailments like Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and RSI arise from too much wrist movements from excessive typing.
Obviously, we must not neglect our mental health. Cyber addiction can often occur if one spends too much time on the computer. Cyber addiction leads to other mental problems, hallucination, depression and others.
Spending too much time on the computer can also dull our cognitive abilities. Spending too much time on the computer may lead to decrease in concentration and focus when doing work off the computer. Shorter attention span and easily distracted are other traits that are common of people who spend too much time on the computer.
While it cannot be denied that computers do have their benefits, the key is to use the computer in moderation.
Its bad for your eyes. Believe me I used to have 20/10 no I have 20/50. Only go on it once in a while. I used to go on it 10 hours straight when I was 10. Don't make my mistake. If you want to play on the computer go ahead, but don't come crying when you have to get glasses or contacts.
I, my self has been on the computer for a long time and it gives me a headache. It can also give you eye-damage, you can become addicted to the internet. Having or doing 'too much' of anything is bad. Think about eating; if you eat too much pizza for example you get fat. Being fat isn't very healthy. Doing too much sport can make you ill. Doing TOO MUCH of anything is bad.
I believe we are migrating as humans to a Virtual Living mode. Everything is moving in that direction, nature is being destroyed by over population and over-consumption, Poor getting poorer and rich getting richer; knowledge is being created and shared at exponential speed. Soon we will integrate with machines. The beauty of the physical world is still here for a few generations and we should cherish it while we still can. Be in both worlds, don't neglect to breathe fresh air, run or swim while you still can, play with your pet, touch other humans, have sex, feel the grass under your feet....soon you wont be able to because you will be too old, or too sick.....Live physically! Z
People can become obsessive about the computer and it becomes a part of there "little cyber world" but once they learn to deal with real life they are confronted that the real world is not a computer game. Hours being spent on shooting, blowing up places and constant swearing in computer games cant be good for anyones mind. I have known many cases to see poeple who get so addictive to the computer that it actaully is there life. But once the computer and technology gets taken away from them they dont know what to do with themselves or how to cope. Being mindful is the key, especially living in the 21st century (as almost everyone uses a computer) it is important to have time set aside for computer time, yet always realise that real life is so much more amazing. Don't let time pass you buy just from sitting at a screen day and night. Live your life and experience the culture of the world. you wont regret it
Spending too much time on the Internet can cause Internet addiction, eye damage, headaches, sleep disorders, depression, stress, loneliness and lack of face-to-face communication. If you have any of these, you need to take a break from technology for a while until they have gotten better or gone away.
I spend too much time on my computer, and now I'm addicted. I'm neglecting my school work because of it too. My friends are trying to help me, but you can see how that's going...
I think that spending too much time on your computer can be bad because it can affect your health. It can cause eye damage, carpal tunnel, and can also cause headaches because of needing to focus on the computer all day. A person that is on the computer all the time should see a doctor about their eyesight, headaches, and carpal tunnel if they are experiencing any of these.
Doing too much of anything is always bad. On the computer, spending too much time means your eyes may fatigue and develop dryness, and your physical shape may deteriorate, due to lack of exercise and movement. It's ok to use the computer for extended periods of times, but one should also get around and move about in between periods of use.
Of course, spending too much time on the computer is bad. Too much water is bad, too much pizza is bad, and too much of anything is bad. That's precisely what "too much" is. "Too much" is that very quantity which is excessive.
Too much time addicted to video games or Internet browsing means less time socializing in the real world. For example, one of my neighbors demands to play with my son in Modern Warfare 2 every night from 11-3, and gets angry if my son does not log in at that time. He has been married for only a year, and it is my belief that that marriage will not last long with this type of behavior.
While computers have freed up new possibilities in our lives, using them too much is bad because it interferes with real life; that is, it detracts from daily activities. People spend too much time behind a keyboard instead of outside, enjoying the fresh air and getting exercise. It also takes away from personal interaction which is 'real life' in favor of impersonal online events.
People who spend too much time on their computers lose a sense of reality, and get angry when you point out that there is more to life than an Internet-based reality. People become addicted to being online, in chat rooms, looking at porn, or playing mindless games. This can almost ruin a person's life, if they aren't careful.
The primary purpose when the computer was first created was for calculations. So originally, the computer is not bad for people, but a helpful tool. It just depends on how people use it that determines whether it is poorly spent time. If we use the computer to socialize, work, or for entertainment, when feasible, I don't think there is a problem with that either.
The Internet has provided the ability to experience more of the world than ever before, communicating globally at any moment. However, those people who become too wrapped up in their computer demonstrate poor social skills, and lack a true connection to people. In this way, spending too much time on a computer can, in fact, be quite bad for a person. It also provides known health risks, including impairment to eyesight.
If you sit and work on the computer all day you are losing muscle flexibility, strength and interrupting your bowels.
The more time you spend on the computer, the less time you have left for exercise and social interaction. Young people of today are becoming increasingly overweight, due to an increased amount of screen time replacing play. Additionally, young people are becoming less adept at social interaction, because so much time is spent on the computer. E-mail and texting does not constitute social interaction. These two components will lead to a group of less healthy people.
I make a living on my computer, so I spend at least 8 hours a day in front of this infernal box. But this is not excessive because I am working to support a family. However, if computer use is the sole form of interaction or occupation of one's mind and senses, then yes, that is excessive. Just like too much TV, too much internet leaves one lethargic and uninspired.
There is something wrong with society today if people are getting proposed to, notified of important family events, and getting fired via internet. people are using the internet to do what they can't muster the courage to do face to face. Which is very sad. We are moving in the direction to complete reliance on internet interaction.
Spending too much time on your computer takes time away from other things that are worthwhile. Maybe it means that you shirk your responsibilities to your family. Maybe it means that you neglect your health. Maybe it means that you miss out on what other people in the house are doing. The computer is a valuable tool and a good communications device, but there is much more to life than even the best computer. When it gets in the way of living a full and well-rounded life, you're spending too much time.
Spending too much time on your computer is a negative thing. It's proven that too much time on the computer causes eye strain, and can lead to worse problems, like dry eye and problems focusing. Also, time on the computer is stationary, and if you're spending too much time on it, you don't have enough time for physical activity, and everyone knows that obesity is a huge problem facing North America.
Spending too much time on your computer can hurt your social interactions in the real world. That said, the definition of how much time is too much would have to be defined further in order to refine my opinion. There are plenty of people who spend all day on the computer because that is the kind of work they do and that is not too much in my opinion, if that is the nature of their jobs.
I think if you spend too much time on the computer, it can damage many things in your lifestyle. You could develop a mixture of different diseases and it could weaken your social skills.
Spending too much time on the computer is bad for your eyes. It also wastes your time and doesn't allow you to exercise. If you go on the computer everyday, it is bad for your hands and makes your eyes tired. You can also get fat and lazy if you don't exercise.
I know that its bad because I have been on the computer for long periods of time and come off felling drowsy and tired and while your on your devices your not socializing because you could be at the beach or over at a friends house or missing out on something important in your life. And though its fun and all it comes with side affects such as carpal tunnel, headaches, eye damage etc. and you get lazy and expect other people to do things for you
You aren't exercising your eye muscles and you are in one spot for so long -- no exercise and no other eye focal spots could lead to a broken down body. You should get up from the computer for breaks, enjoy the fresh air and the great outdoors every once in a while.
Similar to spending too much time watching the television, spending too much time on your computer can cause health problems. One being, without proper breaks, spending too much time can lead to dehydration and back pain depending on the sitting or laying position. Eye strain is also possible to occur due to the long periods of staring at the screen. Distortion of reality may occur, depending upon the individual and what is being done online.
If you are sitting and only focused on your screen then you probably will not want to get up and do something productive you are encouraged not to in fact by social media sites and shopping sites because they want you to believe that you need that new object or need to check out everything new that they are showing. Also you then are feeing that what you are dooing is important also even if you just go on to do one thing often you will get sucked into doing something else by nature of ads and links
It provides way to many side effects and damages kids. Many people will say that it helps people but to me computers draw kids in. Violent games epsically, my brother plays those and whenever he has his computer taken away he always wants to wrestle with his friends and have Nerf wars.
Do you want to become lazy and obese or do you want a real education and stay fit. The internet is not always right about the things, but books and school are. It can also affect your eyesight, do you want bad eyesight. Doesn't it make you feel sick after a while? Well does it? I care really about these things, but this does not count that I'm on the internet right now. By Me.
Americans have doubled their daily amount of time spent online over the past 9-10 years. Every hour spent on Facebook and Twitter eats up 30 minutes of offline socializing . If online time isn't ruining your social life that much, it's definitely taking a bite out of education and work time. . Teens between the ages of 15 and 19 lose around 18 minutes of educational activities per hour they are online.
I usually feel badly when I spend too much time on any one thing. This is especially true of computer use. I feel enervated, blue and ashamed after hours of meaninglessness activity on-line. Computers exacerbate our neglect of the physical world, where we were meant to live. Our tendency to retreat from whole to processed food, face-to-face to Facebook friends and tangible to virtual places has a deleterious effect on us and our planet. Computers have their place in the modern world but we have made that place too big.
I've been playing Battlefield 4 for days, I play about 4 hours straight or more, my eyes are staring to hurt when there's too much movement or even explosions. I regret playing for hours, and I'm just 15. Just be carful on how long you play and how far you are from the screen. My parents told me this but I never listend, which I also regret. So yea, it affects your vision.
Based on personal experience. I am an IT professional who has been working with computers intensively since the days of monochrome screens and punch cards. My eyes are ruined (mainly from eye strain and CRT damage). I suffer from migraines, lost / disturbed sleep and even though I still work daily with computers I find these days I have a cut off point where if I've been working too long I get to a stage where even the sound of my household appliances irritates me, I become very hypersensitive to anything electrical including my mobile phone and I find I can pick up on even the slightest electrical noise. Usually going out into nature and the countryside helps put me back in what I would consider a normal state. I don't know if there is a name or description for what I suffer from but I can assure anyone reading this that too much is very unhealthy.
Because this is diverting the minds of children frm studies to other things like games , net etc this is threatening the mankind . Now a days these have adverse effect on children they nt go anywhere but all the time on computers and they nt nw about surroundings and want to play and study which is very common these days
Radiation is bad for your body, Radiation is basically a type of vibration you don't feel but it isn't good.It is very bad for your eyes because there is a lot of light, do you know people who say "don't watch t.V. Or you'll end up with specks? It is possibly true!! Even I was surprised but I know that is bad for you and your eyes.
I don't have a smart phone, and I don't use the phone I have very often. However, I've noticed that when I'm with friends, many of them will pull out their phones mid-conversation and answer texts or play games. I'm left standing there awkwardly, and I find myself unsatisfied when my friends leave. When it comes to the computer, I'm the one with a problem - opening Tumblr has become a compulsion whenever I use my computer. What makes social media so hard to resist is that you'll find yourself missing out on a lot of conversations and inside jokes because of the excessive amount in which people use social media to communicate. Rather than be left out of the loop, more and more people have decided to jump on the bandwagon.
I have to use my computer for schooling. I spend the minimum I can on the computer, and do exercise next. I think it is messed up that 16% of people are online for over 3 hours a day. Where is your social life? Good luck in life friend....Did you hear me? He takes out his earbuds....What?
Spending more time in front of computer can damage your eyes , makes your mind stressed and if you are a student than it diverts your mind from studies. It is good only for studies but wasting time in playing games and chatting with friends can prove to be hazardous for your carrier.
Looking at your computer is bad because it hurts your eyes and it can mess up your vision. You don't want to be wearing glasses because having glasses can effect your eye sight in a negative way and you could one day end up being blind. Getting surgery on your eyes just doesn't seem like a fun thing to do considering you have to be awake.
In the year 2013, people are spending far too much time on electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, pc's, video game consoles. So called 'social media' such as facebook and twitter are ridiculous time consumers.
Young children and adults spend countless hour upon hour of their time on video games.
There was a day when video games didn't exist. Do you know what people did? I do. They exercised, they socialized (in person) with friends, they played together, fished together and so on. Any activity including solitary reading such as a newspaper or pleasure reading, is much healthier than staring at the computer screen.
The sad part is, children and young adults don't realize how invasive these computer related distractions are. They think it's perfectly normal and healthy to spend hours looking at youtube videos or reading all their (acquaintances) facebook updates.
I really wish neither video games or social media existed. People would be so much healthier than they are today. Just look for yourself, look outside your door and witness how unkempt, skinny and malnourished these young technology obsessed people have become.
Watching too much YouTube and playing too many computer games can damage your eyes and brain.
Computers are expensive and need to be updated all the time and you get much much more false info from the computer than in the book on the floor behind you. I bet you didn't know that reading books get you better grades in spelling. You remember that word in that sentence and then you remember how to spell it and then you get it right in that test tomorrow. I'm in year 6 and I'm a grade 10 speller because I read so much. They also give you an amazing image in your mind and exercise your imagination. + Mum will never tell you off for reading a book before school but she will confiscate your laptop and threaten to smash it if she ever catches you on it before school again. You remember things in books more than on computers that give you headaches and get viruses and then crash. Your book will never be stolen and can survive being thrown out the window and being run over by your car while your computer will break if you accidentally step on it. And I'm only 11. :P
When you spend too much time on your computer you are generally sitting in one position (unless you have one of those funky standing desks at work). When you are sitting at the computer you are not getting exercise or fresh air in your lungs and Your metabolism slows down. This can make you more susceptible to weight gain and to aches and pains from not moving around, so if you have to work at a computer all day then you should be allowed to get up from time to time and stretch or do yoga.
My child is spending way too much time on the computer. He becomes irritable when online time is interrupted for dinner or help with home chores. He has lost interest in reading books and any other non-computer related activities. Of late his homework is done in a hurry, in the last possible minute. I think even his relationship with friends suffer.
Computers are bad for your health in many ways such as eye sight, headache and much much more. Young children as such as five can be suck in to play computer games for the rest of there life. Did you know that if you spend over then five hours per day it can damage your brain.
My friend spends all his time on youtube just watching. He wakes up gets ready then goes and watches, he then goes to school comes back then goes and watches more he even eats in front of the computer. His eye sight has gotten bad and so has his hearing. But he wont stop. He doesn't know how to cope with the real world anymore even. He barely has 4 friends.
It's obvious, it causes obesity, addiction, and it's not helping improving your confrontation with people!!!!The 36% that say no are online right now probably searching anything to amuse themselves whilst I am doing my homework which is this debate!!The people who say "if you like it why shouldn't you just enjoy it" are kidding themselves!!!
Using the computer/phone/iPod or whatever device you use can be bad for you. I myself spend a lot of time on the Internet daily and as a result my vision and hearing have gotten worse, I have been neglecting my school work and sleep and my grades have dropped. I also get bad headaches, stomach aches and sore eyes. I do get out quite often but I usually just walk to the other side of town to go to my friends place with her, I spend time playing with my dog but usually indoors. I am going to start setting a time limit for my usage and do my homework etc.
Its good if you have a time limit. But is its over, u will get physical stresses like pain in eyes, stomach etc. Spending so much time in front of computer is a loss of some great time with your parents or relatives. Why should anyone in the world do that??? Computer is not everything in the world. So its good that use it for good deeds, and use it wisely!
Everything should be done in moderation. In simple terms to answer the question, its a yes because too much is just too much. Of course overall everyone has their own living situations so some have no choice. For people that generally play games, or just surfing the web and aren't actually paid to do it, its best to do it in moderation. Generally 2 hours. Though the same can be said if you are working. You gotta take a break every once in awhile or you'll burn out quick. In this case, if you know your gonna have to work long hours or if your intent on gaming consider the following:
-Instead of working seated, consider a standing table set-up and/or a standing chair
-Turn the brightness down, (there are also special sunglasses for if your gonna be staring at the screen for awhile
-Make sure to have good lighting
Those are at least a start if you positively have to stay on...
Anyways I generally find that as long as you get decent exercise at least twice a week, more importantly eat right and get proper sleep
Then the amount of time on the computer won't be as damaging and if you take a good amount of breaks in between to rest the eyes then you should be golden for long hours
just make sure not to let it mess you social life since human are social creatures.
On a side note: For those that don't know, its not really the screen itself that damages the eyes but staring at one place too long in which your usually not blinking. The only thing light really does is affects how much you focus your eyes so its not a main issue rather a big side issue. So yeah remember to rest those eyes, and change to scenery once in awhile :P
Yes, spending a lot of time online can cause pain to the eyes, or stomach.
Make sure you blink at least once every five seconds, because staring at the screen will cause you to lack blinking.
If your eyes start to burn, or hurt, make sure to take your eyes off the screen for at least five minutes.
If that doesn't work for you, make sure to walk around or something.
If you see some sort of weird white shiny thing in your eye(s), rub your eye(s) gently.
Spending too much time online can also cause pain to the stomach.
If this happens, you need to eat something, or relax for at least a half an hour.
The internet is an amazing tool to use for many things, but it can also effect our health if we are not properly taking care of ourselves.
So I don't completely agree with either options.
It is only 'Bad' if you let it lead to that.
It will make your mind dull and can ruin your life. I personally do 1 or 2 hours on the computer depending on weekend and weekdays. Hear this though. If you develop this habit by the age of thirteen that habit stays with you. You probably won't be able to get off the computer. It's like you will be in a trance.
Lately, scientists have found a chemical called brominated flame retardant on computers and equipment related to them. Computer processors and monitors have been found to contain these chemicals, which are linked to neurological problems.
Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are organobromide compounds that have an inhibitory effect on the ignition of combustible organic materials. Of the commercialized chemical flame retardants, the brominated variety are most widely used. They are very effective in plastics and textile applications, e.G. Electronics, clothes and furniture. BFRs are commonly used in electronic products as a means of reducing the flammability of the product.
Many brominated chemicals are coming under increasing criticism in their use in household furnishings and where children would come into contact with them. Some believe the chemicals, including PBDE could have harmful effects on humans and animals. Increasing concern has prompted some European countries to ban some of them, following the precautionary principle more common in Europe. They are lipophilic and bioaccumulative. BFRs have been found in people all over the world.
Brominated flame retardants are persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic to both humans and the environment and are suspected of causing neurobehavioral effects and endocrine disruption.
GO exercise. GO do your work. Relax. Always take a break from anything you used too much. DO NOT play on any kind of electronic devices too much. Somebody in Taiwan passed away for playing too much video games (40 hours straight). That's why my mom and dad say, "too much computer, video game or phone is not good for you."
My son spends atleast 10 hrs a day on holidays and about 8 hrs a day on other days sitting in front of computer. He does not have time to spend for his personal hygeine such as brushing the teeth, shaving, bathing etc. He always poses a picture that he is depressed and stressful. He is 33 years now and this has been going on for the last 10 years. Who can advise him and how can he come out of this addiction?
Signs to know when you have had too much time on the computer:
Your hands start hurting
You feel tired, dizzy and/or sick
Your eyes start to hurt
If you've been playing so much that you are experiencing these symptoms, it might be a good idea to take a break from the computer for a couple of days. Maybe even a week, if necessary.
If you have something important to get up for, be responsible and get to bed early, otherwise you will regret it the next day.
Go outside for an hour or so.
If you are enjoying yourself so much that you can't get yourself off, get someone else to tell you when it's time to take a break!
Don't get angry at yourself for switching it off, you can play more later or the next day.
As long as you can sustain it and keep up with everything, using the computer from time to time is not bad. However, addictions and such can rise and being aware of that, there are much more important things. As another point there are many alternatives, so using the computer is just as valid as searching in a book, though quicker. There are advantages and disadvantages, but you've got to balance them out.
According to experts technology helps improve human lives, but it has not improve in bone health- meaning posture and back pain and also surprisingly cause depression to the mind. As a teenager, if that person starts to slouch whenever he/she face the computer, statistics shows 10 years from that, he/she will experience minor back pain, which leads to major difficulties if not treated
Too much time doing anything isnt natural. If people want to spend lots of time at a computer, so be it, who cares? Personally, I hate computers. I limit my time of them as much as possible as they make me ill, i feel terrible after any amount of time in front of a computer screen. When your older, you'll feel the effects of your computers. Have fun.
Doing anything for too long is bad, if someone tried to Run for 40 hours they would most likely collapse and die, but who are you to question their motives. Judge your own addictions before you judge others, because we are entering an age full of people who want to do something that they find rewarding or entertaining and will keep doing these things until they feel rewarded/entertained.
There is so much more to life than spending your whole day on the computer. I have kids that are always on Netflix or Facebook. They spend about 10 hours a day playing. By the end of the day everyone is very cranky and impossible to feed dinner. I myself have days where I'm on my Ipad all day. And when it's 5:00, I ask myself, "Did I have a good day?" I hate this and realize the day went by so quickly. You lso won't get much outdoor time... You need exercise and vitamin D to live. I think you should only have so many hours, about 1-2, on the computer.
I go on the computer go about everyday, and I feel fine :D I don't gain any weight and I don't feel lazy either. I don't know if this is true or not, but I heard that the computer can also improve brain fitness. So yea, I think that the computer is good for our health :D
Spending TOO much time on the computer is bad. The point is though, I have seen many of these posts talk about how it has not affected their lives, but then you wonder something, it has not affected your life YET. When someone takes drugs at first, they think it is not too bad, everything is fine and it is fun to do. But after three years of doing it, you begin to find out that you made a un-changeable mistake. Same with computer, and you may think everything is fine but if you look closely at yourself you may actually notice that it is ruining your life. Spending too much time on the computer is a very slow process, it sneaks up on you slowly and you get use to the affects it has on you but if you compare yourself to when you first began, you will be shocked.
People who never use the Internet probably watch a lot of TV instead since they have to have some sort of activity. Spending a lot of time on the computer teaches people and leads them away from the TV. If somebody did not use a computer, they would
resort to watching TV which is more tempting for people who have not had much experience with the Internet and have not discovered the immense pleasure the Internet can offer. Those people would be addicted to TV and TV is one of the most addictive things for anybody who is unfamiliar with the Internet. Also, that person would
probably be brainwashed and very misinformed about the world around them. I do not think that any amount of time spent on the Internet especially is too much unless that person is literally spending so much time on the Internet that they miss
sleep. The Internet also diverts people's attention from food.
There would be far more obesity in our country without the Internet because everyone would be watching TV and eating food. In fact, almost everyone would probably
be obese in our country. There has been several
decades without the Internet. It was certainly worse before the Internet. That is why the Internet revolutionized the world and why many people think the Internet should be a basic human right. I have had personal experience
with this circumstance at home. My dad never uses the Internet
for some weird reason although he spends that time in front of his TV instead. Once
somebody has become addicted to the TV, there is no hope. Spmebody who has become addicted to TV will probably have a permanent addiction to it because they made a bad choice to start watching TV early on in their lives instead of choosing to use the Internet early on in their lives. It is very unfortunate.
For those who do not know what they are talking about since they are not addicted themselves, let me share something with you. I am very addicted to the computer. I'm proud of using advanced technology and for all the people that say you don't learn anything, I also take my time researching stuff that people never heard of. Ii really like to play games and I'm also addicted to talking with friends on Skype. It's stupid how people judge you by saying they are virtual when clearly, they see them in real life too. Honestly, it does not hurt my eyes either. I use to wear glasses while spending hours in the computer and I have stopped wearing them for almost a year because guess what? My eyes have never been better and they're properly working.
Because I spend a lot of time chatting to friends or playing games but the computer can also be used for helping children with homework and researching things . Also there is no proof that this hurts your eyes or hearing .And I have brilliant eye sight and average hearing and I spend quite a lot of time on the computer .
I agree that people have in fact spent more time on computers than ever, But computers are becoming ever more PRODUCTIVE and useful to people. So I don't think that all of that nonsense
is in fact true. I think that you should balance computer usage with non-computer usage, but not completely limit the time you spend online.
There is no evidence that computer can make you violent, hurt your eyes, hearing, or any of that. I spend a large portion of my time on the computer, I have above average sight, hearing, and everything. The computer is a source of knowledge. The computer isn't the cause, the cause is YOU. You can't blame the computer. Hell, limit yourself if you want. What I'm trying to say is that there is nothing wrong with the computer. I've learned more things on the computer than I have anywhere else I've spent. People who don't realize this are mostly senile old people who don't know what a keyboard is, or misinformed children who have parents who are overprotective.
I have seen many people and kids in front of the computer and nothing bad has happened to them. Even my dad says that it's alright for me siting in front of the computer. But my mum says that me siting in front of a computer is bad. But nothing is happening to me!
Being on a computer all the time obviously has its downsides especially if thats all you do with your life !! It can cause obesity etc but im always on my laptop whether its homework or facebook or youtube or watching film yet i am still active i do 5 hours of sport a week which i guess isnt much compared to some people but its better than nothing not to mention walking to and from classes and up stairs and to and from home etc its not a bad thing to be on the interntet at all its there so use it but some people need to do other things besides using a computer so you cannot say all people using computers and watching tv are obese have no friends or social lives etc because its not true at all also remember that some peoples jobs are working on computers everyday and they seem to be doing alright
I would rather spend my whole life on the Internet than be a TV addict. Computers can be bad just like anything else if not done in moderation. I would certainly prefer that someone spends their whole day online than someone who sits on a couch all day in front of their idiot box. There are virtually no benefits whatsoever to watching TV in any amount unlike with a computer. Many people I know are addicted to TV and I wish they would be addicted to the Internet instead. People who do not spend much time online are likely to be spending too much time in front of a TV screen instead and that is much worse.
Though I have other hobbies such as karate and boxing, 75% of my time I spend on computers, programming, researching and problem solving. It is not bad to spend much time on computers as long as it does not take over your life to the point that nothing outside it is important to you, not to just sit on computers for weeks. At least, when you work all day on computers, take a walk, visit the park, go bowling, visit friends. I believe everything should be done in its right time, even though Internet has brought a whole new world, human interaction are very important.
I play many games on my computer, I also have straight A+'s. I have a social life, and I have many friends who I hang out with every day. I also play sports such as football, wrestling, and basketball. These sports affect my grades and relationships more than my video games or forums do.
I think it's only bad if you let it become more important than anything else in life. Being on the computer is fine to me as long as I get everything done at home, school work, and family things done first. If everything around the house is done, school work is completed, and I have nothing to do? I'd spend my time watching anime, speaking with friends on my phone, etc. --But I'd still go out to movies with friends, hangout with others, go jogging, dinner with family, the beach, travel, do my chores. Life comes first you know. :)
How exactly is it bad? A lot of people has spend their lives really in front of a computer and others they'd actually use a computer for work or for school. Computers are widely used over the United States and of course the rest of the world. As far as I recall, being in a computer for such a long time doesn't do anything to you. So really, it isn't bad. Unless you are damaging your health by raging on an internet computer game then yes. There is really different ways in whether spending too much on your computer is bad. And sometimes it can be bad for you if you're making your experience on your computer bad. Especially if you're feeling stress by using your computer and all. Then there is a bunch of reasons on how it could be bad for you.
Computers are only going to get more powerful and more capable as well as more integrated. Its not the computer or any sort of addiction that's the problem. Its the people who don't know when to say when or simply when to take a break. This story about the Teen playing a game for 40hrs in a cafe is most interesting. For one why wouldn't anyone check on him long before 40hrs were up? An lets not blame the game makers cause if its one thing I can say as a gamer its that games are not the villain. People need to learn to have responsibility for themselves and not look for a excuse as to why they can't be sensible.
I have been trying to find out who I am as a person, what my passion is in life, and what my hobbies are. Many people associate computers with gaming, fps (First Person Shooter), and random web browsing. Yes, I agree that playing video games constantly is bad for you; it can result in poor behavior, attitude towards others, and bad grades. In my case, as an artist, I spend most of my time creating art and teaching others about graphic design. Without spending time on the computer, I would have never gotten to the current stage; where I am right now. I have been flourishing as an artist and haven't seen any changes in my life style at all. I still work out, eat healthy, and get good grades.
What's with all the arguments on the Yes side saying that it can cause you back pain? I get back pain when I exercise too much. I get back pain by sleeping the wrong way. I NEVER get back pain by sitting in my comfortable chair playing games or watching videos. People say that it causes eye damage, it has IMPROVED my eyesight. I can look at things clearer since I pay attention to things more when I'm on a computer, so it teaches me to do so in real life. I'm sure that EVERYONE has read the story about the kid dying from playing Diablo 3 for too long because of a blood clot. BEING ON A COMPUTER ISN'T THE ONLY THING YOU CAN DO WHEN SITTING. Watching TV has been scientifically proven to be worse then being on the computer since you're mindlessly staring at a screen while you actually do stuff on a computer. All in all, being on a computer is actually healthier than a lot of other things.
I think computers are good. They promote imagination in some cases, and wake the brain up. I don't see why everyone hates them, adults just don't understand because they didn't grow up with them like the 21st generation did. I am proud to use the computer because it shows that my own kin made something as cool as this.
No conclusively, and uniquely harmful effects.
90% of the arguments made on the Yes side are that it is bad for you because it can cause eye strain which may lead to seeing difficulties in the long run, and something regarding "Enough" exercise. I do not see how eye strain can even be used as a harmful effect considering everything you do could cause the exact same problems, you NEVER see people complaining that reading is bad for you because it does the exact same to your eyes minus the background light... Never-mind with the introduction of various types of E-Readers they are exactly as harmful so how can you argue one but not the other? And when it comes to exercise I just laugh, these people sit there on their computer saying that too much computer is bad because you won't exercise, please tell me how others who do not use the computer as heavily spend their time, because I can fairly safely presume that it is not spent in the Gym or on a Walk/Run. Also, in no way shape or form is this question asking if spending 40 FREAKING hours on the computer is bad for you, obviously if you do anything for 40 hours it would not be very good for you but how can you take it to such an extreme. This question is asking for the general public maybe even up to a good 10 hours on any given day. Can anyone tell me, conclusively that they live a better life than I because of my time spent on my computer?
This world is increasingly dependent on information and it is most easily found and filtered through the computer. There are countless jobs that require the use of a computer. One of my largest personal skills includes 3D digital art. And I am hoping to use this skill in my future as a source of income, so it is necessary for me to use a computer.
Many IT guys that I have grown up with and computer professionals said to me it is not bad and the radiation the computer gives off is not as harmful as every day life. Also, yes, your eyes get damaged IF you don't take breaks every hour. The professionals say that you should take a break every hour or so (about 10 to 20 minutes) and walk around, eat, look at a distant corner, or any other thing that you can look at 10+ feet.
-Cole H. Senior High School Student
90% of the arguments made on the Yes side is that it is bad for you because it can cause I strain which may lead to seeing difficulties in the long run, and something regarding "Enough" exercise. I do not see how eye strain can even be used as a harmful effect considering everything you do could cause the exact same problems, you NEVER see people complaining that reading is bad for you because it does the exact same to your eyes minus the background lig... Never-mind with the introduction of various types of E-Readers they are the exactly as harmful so how can you argue one but not the other. And when it comes to exercise I just laugh, these people sit there on their computer saying that too much computer is bad because you won't exercise, please tell me how others who do not use the computer as heavily spend their time, because I can fairly safely presume that it is not spent in the Gym or on a Walk/Run. Also, in no way shape or form is this question asking if spending 40 FREAKING hours on the computer is bad for you, obviously if you do anything for 40 hours it would not be very good for you but how can you take it to such an extreme. This question is asking for the general public maybe even up to a good 10 hours on any given day. Can anyone tell me, conclusively that they live a better life than I because of my time spent on my computer?
It is something to do, and it helps people with everything in their lives. I have been doing this for a long time, and haven't noticed a lot of bad things because of it. Although I try to spend time wisely being on the computer. I think the computer has helped me a lot.
Nobody tells you how to live your life - then why should you?
Its okay to have an opinion about it and it may be that it is bad, but is life not about doing what you enjoy? I myself play a lot of games, and sometimes i get "Why do you not go out and socialize more?" And i do socialize, but where others may enjoy hanging out on a café or something like that, i just like to play games. They say "But thats wrong" and no it is not, thats just their opinion and it does not mean a lot to me. Then there are the health issues.. Well where to start.. Eye damage, loneliness? Pf, you can get eye damage just from looking in the sun as well. You can get injured from all sorts of things, a computer is just another thing.. Added to the millions of things that can also injure you..
I don't believe with what others have to say. Going on the computer is good because you can burn calories I heard. And the computer is fun :D And I don't believe that you can get fat and lazy off of the computer, Plus I have high metabolism :D And I'm glad I do. :) I don't play 40 or 50 hours straight on the computer. Sometimes, I take a break on the computer.
Let me tell you my story. For the past ten years (which is about a third of my current life span) and even longer, I've spent an average of 60 to 80% of my time per day in front of computers. Mainly, for two reasons - affinity and earning money. I'm not playing any games (who has time for that?) and I'm not using it as a TV substitute.
That being said, I want to tell you how I'm doing today.
- above perfect vision
- not overweight
- no back pain whatsoever
- integrated in a strong social network that I can rely on offline
Granted, a couple of years ago, I started having trouble with my right hand's carpal tunnel. Ever since, I'm using my mouse with my left hand only. Works like a charm and has the advantages of training the left hand's sensitiveness and having the strong hand available at the keyboard all the time. But that really is just a side note.
I am quite aware that one might easily call me the exception to the rule. But I want you all to realize also, that you can't just keep on thinking in terms of black and white! Some people can deal with spending hours and hours again in front of a computer, while others can't. And that's fine. Probably, the majority of people is somewhere in-between.
Everybody has to find out for themselves. There are so many factors involved (e.g. what is it that you do on your computer? Are you trying to keep your life in balance (work-out???)? And simple things like - are you using monitors that are like 15 years old?). So, you can't just break it down to yes or no.
Personally, I am trying to keep in shape. You know, like using the bike to get to work, doing some cardio once or twice a week. Things like that. Certainly not a magic bullet, but again, these are individual things. Everyone has to find out for themselves.
I know some parents just say 2 hours a day and that's it. But most of them think of the computer the same way as the TV, but that's not true, with the computer you can do much more than just watch videos, you can play games, chat with your friends, make lists, and so much more. Besides, some people like those who work in offices have to be on for more than 2, yet they are perfectly fine.
I spend a good 75% of my day on the computer. If I'm not doing homework I'm playing video games or watching YouTube. I have above perfect vision (20/19). I'm almost never sick. I'm a reasonably fit person. And I have friends both in real life and on-line. I'm not saying that being on the computer is the reason for all of these things, but it certainly hasn't stopped me from being perfectly healthy both physically and socially. One definite benefit of being on the computer though is answering any question that pops in your head. I often spend hours thinking of questions, answering them, and having more questions arise from the answers I found.
Computers can help you in school, keep in contact with friends and family, and it is a good source of entertainment. It also lets you learn many things in life too. Personally My family Lives Far And my dad is deployed. I can use skype to see him and others whenever i want. so Computers are good in many ways.
You say that it limits actions in the real world, but what if that is exactly what the person wants. I feel negleted in real life, and the internet is the one place where I feel appreciated, weather it be for knowledge, or gaming skills. I just feel that if someone wants to grow up and have online friends, instead of real life friends (which are harder to maintain, and can turn on you at any moment), then that is their opinion on how they want to live their life, you cannot tell people to change their lives because you think what they are doing is wrong, and if they are happy, you should be too.
I spend a good 75% of my day on the computer. If I'm not doing homework I'm playing videogames or watching Youtube. I have above perfect vision(20/19). I'm almost never sick. I'm a reasonably fit person. And I have friends both in real life and on-line. I'm not saying that being on the computer is the reason for all of these things, but it certainly hasn't stopped me from being perfectly healthy both physically and socially. One definite benefit of being on the computer though is answering any question that pops in your head. I often spend hours thinking of questions, answering them, and having more questions arise from the answers I found.
Technology is always changing and evolving at an extremely fast rate. Being on the computer is being a part of this. It allows us to evolve technologically, allowing us to innovate changes for our future. Some of the smartest people I know are on the computer all the time.
Spending to much time on the computer is not BAD!!! You only have a short time to live so why not just have fun!!! i mean really..... something that people are spending to much time on is cleaning their house, or washing their car.... that is not the purpose of life. life is short, try to have fun
I disagree with the statement that spending too much time on your computer is bad. I myself tend to spend to much time on the computer, but I believe that if you find yourself doing something good on it, like gaining skills, then you are doing something important. For one, the computer has many areas of places that you can enjoy doing. Such as watching movies, reading books, looking at tutorials. I do a lot of researching on the computer for school and believe that it helps a lot.