While digital devices have become an integral part of most individuals everyday lives, there are a few dangers of using digital devices, that you may not be aware of.
The dangers of digital devices:
Individuals are becoming addicted to their smartphones
In the last few years, individuals have become far more addicted to their smartphones due to the affordability of mobile data and the influence which social media has started to have on individuals lives.
One of the reasons why a large proportion of mobile users seem to be permanently attached to their smartphones is that every time they receive a follow, like or comment on one of their social media accounts, they’ll experience a small dopamine hit. Dopamine is a chemical released by people’s brains, which has much the same effect as recreational drugs, which makes social media incredibly addictive!
Why is society’s addiction to smartphones such a serious, widespread problem? The simple answer is that more individuals experience symptoms of depression as their happiness becomes dependent on how popular their online identity is.
Worse yet, many individuals have lost their ability to properly interact with others and to hold engaging conversations. As they have become so used to using social media apps in order to communicate with their friends and family members. Next time you go to a cafe or restaurant, take note of how many individuals are on their smartphones, whilst they’re sitting at a table with their loved ones, to see how addicted to smartphones individuals have become.
Your personal information can easily be stolen when you use your smartphone to shop online or access your online banking account
When you use your smartphone in public areas and utilize free Wifi, there is every chance that your smartphone could be hacked and that your personal information could be stolen. Examples of information which hackers try to steal include individuals’ passwords to their online banking accounts and their credit card information.
If in doubt, never use a free unsecured internet connection, when you’re out and about in public. As your personal information could very well become comprised. Instead, use the internet using your own data or avoid shopping online or accessing your internet banking account, until you get home. Also think twice before using an internet banking account or shopping online at resorts and hotels, whilst you’re traveling overseas.
There’s currently no data on whether the radiation which your body is exposed to when you use your digital devices, will have a negative impact on your health
While it’s known that smartphones do give off small amounts of radiation, there is currently no reliable data on whether being attached to smartphones, can have a long-term negative effect on smartphone users health.
You never know who you’re really talking to
Many individuals talk to individuals through dating apps or social media accounts, who they’ve never met, you may be lying about their identities and who could be a possible threat.
So while you may find it hard to live without your digital devices, it’s definitely well worth being aware of some of the dangers of relying so heavily on your smartphone, laptop and tablet.