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Digital Addictions

By Roopa Rani Bussa

Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Mind

When there is anything new we come across, it’s human tendency to get excited about them. Western countries somehow could experience digital discoveries many years ahead of us. Developing countries including India have been getting exposure and affordability to digital world during the past two decades.

At first every introduction will seem to have an awesome progress. As days go by, the impact of it reflects on our life. Now the trend of digital addiction has become a strenuous task. This bug has no age bar or any other criteria which can exclude anyone in the modern age.

Life as children a few decades ago was different. We can see there are lots of differences in the way we grew up and the way today’s children and growing. These days’ children are getting exposure to various fields and chaos. We have landed in a position that we neither can avoid digital forces nor can we proceed far enough.

Cyber safety is the first thing everyone needs to share and give fair knowledge to the children. Many frauds are taking place behind the scene. The face value looks like a paradise with greenery all over. We hardly think about the intensity of the slow poisoning from the digital world.

Children and probably educated people also, who have little or no knowledge about the cybercrime may get into trouble. The dangerous game released in recent past called Blue Whale has taken many youngsters’ life. Only after a few youngsters died of it, the world got to know about the incidents. There are many psychos in the world who are unfortunately intelligent. Many outbursts of the mind and energy is been used by them. Common people are quite unaware of the facts happening behind the web.

Every school started using digital books and digital media for studies. They are minting money in the developing countries by just adding word ‘International’ at the end of school name. We need to question why word ‘International’ is attracting us so much. Without a second thought we are ready to spend any amount they demand. Our old system of writing with hand gives perfect grace to our brains. With that we never forget the lessons written by us. With Digital replacement we are encouraging ourselves to be dumb.

Before giving an option to our children, as parents, it’s better that we learn first. Parental guidance for children is really important. Spend good amount of time with them to correct them as and when required when we allow them to access the digital world.

Money is the first and foremost thing people are giving importance to and it is very sickening. Today’s world doesn’t even think anything. All they want is just money. For that sake anything can be expected.

By digitalization work in banks or any corporate offices or in industries, every job is getting done easily without much pressure digitally. At the end of the day we are looking the easiest part, forgetting about our securities. We are creating accounts on almost every website. Though safety measures are taken by the management, as a lay man we don’t know the depth of frauds happening around the world. We read in papers or listen through the news channels about the frauds. So try to be more alert while giving details to banks or any other financial application or institution.

Automation is good but people never thought about job securities. If this continues, 20 years from now, in every field man power would be replaced with machines. The growing population will be in the same ratio or more. How it can affect people’s earnings is a big question mark! Inflations would be increasing at higher levels. Then man may end up in doing any kind of fraud for his living. This shows that anything too much will lead to destruction. Production by machines is becoming a constant process and pollution accumulates indubitably. Think about the world after 25 years from now. Put control on using machines as much as possible. Creating Awareness of this has to be the main criteria for many purposes. This may worsen the global warming. Already we are facing lots of calamities due to global warming. It’s every individual’s duty to understand the severity of the issues which may occur due to our innocence.

Limiting ourselves to the clues of damages is the best gift we are giving to our next generations. The luxuries are good but not to the extent of the destruction. We are responsible for making our environment deteriorate with many of our actions.

Digital addictions are so bad these days. Everyone is seen holding some gadgets in his/her hand. The result is, there is no time for love and affections, radioactive elements causing problems to our health conditions and environment too.

Once upon a time people used paper most of the times and it is one of the reasons that we are facing deforestation. The illegal activities went so deep that cutting trees has become the most common. Now it’s cyberspace. With unlimited number of apps satellites are being sent in sky for more and more web power. Spreading awareness and limiting ourselves is the first thing we should do now before it’s very late. We should remind ourselves that we are playing with nature which may lead to lots of destructions in future.

Here I’d like to give a small introduction to the challenges in the times of digital addictions; in short, it’s affecting human life as a whole.

Preserve healthy environment in every aspect is the most important thing we should do as a responsible citizen. It proves yet again too much is too bad!!!

About Roopa Rani Bussa

Roopa Rani Bussa is a homemaker living in California and is a nature lover, the beholder of positive power, a believer of social services, a Passionate teacher and a well organized passionate writer.

The journey of writing began two years ago and she considers it an honor to carry forward the legacy of her father.

She writes quotes and poetry in Telugu, Kannada, Hindi English, and Urdu.

Featured Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

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