Social media Time Sucker

Social Media the Time Sucker

Time is one of our most expensive commodities, once spent it can never be recovered.

The rise and rise and rise of technology has in recent years become the worst waster of time in the universe.

It creates FOMO in most of us that use devices either for business or social interaction and especially addictive for children, who haven’t yet understood the mesmerising nature of it.

Neither have they understood that it sucks the very time out of your time purse, and that one day it will be spent, your purse will be empty – there will be no more.

It’s cool now to have a smartphone so you can while away your time being hypnotised by someone else’s opinion of you. And alarming to see children using phones all the time.

How much of this kind of virtual social interaction is the cause of childhood anxiety?

Virtual Social Interaction

It is the world as we know it now, the age is upon us where virtual social interaction is the key, so  education is needed here rather than denial.

Should we as grown-ups accept this new age ourselves and become Technology Conscious? so that Technology Consciousness can become a buzz word like Mindfulness, and Emotional Intelligence.

Be Technology Conscious

In his book Tech Off! Tim Moorey suggests research is being done that is showing that tech is creating a shift in behaviour.

“Now, there’s other research that’s coming through slowly and there’s some work done in the United States on this, whereby there are indications and a correlation between tech deployment, tech usage or proliferation and ADHD in children.

The children of a very critical development age, the first two years, are being given technology via mum or dad’s IPhone or their own tablet, that actually they’re experiencing traits of attention deficit disorders and moving up the spectrum in terms of autism spectrum disorders.

And there’s other research that’s coming through now, that excessive screen time even in adults, with fast moving applications, frequent notifications, and easy access to vast information is causing a shift in human normal behaviour and development.”

Finding ways to use when you choose, is surely of paramount importance.

Through education we can take back control, and as parents we can become more conscious of our actions, which will inevitably cause more moderate behaviour in our children.

And as Tim Moorey says: “You can choose when you use” learn to control this new addiction and get your time back.

Living in this technological age is a given but help our children enjoy it’s merits rather than have their time sucked away.

Tim Moorey’s book Tech Off! the simple fast guide to getting your time back – is available through all the major book sites and stores worldwide.

For more details visit the website Techoffbook.com

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