There has been a great deal of research regarding the negative effects of an excessive use of technology. For instance, WebMD has done several articles regarding how it can be harmful. There are various ways this can play out. 

It can harm relationships. Young people have begun to spend a great deal of time texting friends and playing games, and their family relationship suffer as a result.

There has been a great deal of research regarding the negative effects of an excessive use of technology. For instance, WebMD has done several articles regarding how it can be harmful. There are various ways this can play out. 
It can harm relationships. Young people have begun to spend a great deal of time texting friends and playing games, and their family relationship suffer as a result.

It can affect eyesight. Many believe the constant close screen time causes nearsightedness. 

Most of all, it can affect a young person’s ability to communicate effectively. 
With so many people living in a world of technology, face-to-face interaction is being kept to a minimum. Many people are not really sure anymore what proper and healthy communication is. 

How can people, especially young students, develop healthy habits of communication in this new technological world? Here are just a few ways.

  • Think about the fact that everything on the Internet is being read by real people with real feelings. This is critical, because many people post without realizing the impact of their words on others. It can be easy to forget that there is a real person on the other side when you can’t see a face.
  • Learn to read posts as they would be read by other people. Understand other perspectives. When a response from someone else is read, it is good to try to understand how they are thinking. 
  • Reread twice before anything is sent. Effective communication depends on careful forethought. The things you post online remain there.
  • Talk more and text less. Sometimes, people can get out of touch with other people because they only communicate through short, impersonal texts. The easiest way to fix this is to schedule calls to maintain relationships.
  • Find ways to make real, lasting connections with others. Most activities or games that involve technology can be expanded to include friends and family, or technology can be put aside altogether for a few hours of real, interpersonal communication. 

Healthy communication depends primarily on consideration for other people. That is why everyone should work to promote this consideration to the next generation. With so many communication problems and disorders in students and children, it is clear something needs to change. 
Therapists can have a big part in improving communication skills. To learn about working with Therapia to help solve the problem, contact Therapia Staffing today.