The dangers of being plugged in

From texting to homework, it’s near impossible to pull a Tolog away from her phone or computer to interact with people face to face, much less do chores or go outside.

“I probably spend about six hours a day on technology due to all the work we have on our laptops,” says junior Allison Pieroni.

While technology has changed the planet, many consequences can arise from overuse. A U.S. News & World Report study found that each additional hour of technology use increases the chances of children developing pain in their hands and wrists by as much as 50%. Indeed, “text claw” is used to describe that feeling of soreness and cramping in the fingers, wrist and forearm when someone has been typing or texting for an extended amount of time.

The dangers of being plugged in