Digital Detox Is A Go!

The internet is bigger and more helpful today than it has ever been. The expansion of the internet has led to people being able to find anything or do anything that they want without leaving the comfort of their home. Many people rely on the internet in their everyday life to text family, play video games, or even to buy food. This is mainly because of the impact that Covid-19 had on the world as a whole. With just about the whole world being on lockdown, nobody could leave their home to work or go to school. With that problem came solutions that helped for the short term, but will ultimately hurt the human race as a whole in the long run. Covid-19caused everything from school to shopping to all be online. With everyone in quarantine and not able to leave the house, this led to all students being stuck in the house for many months not being able to go to school. This is when zoom and many other websites were created to allow students and parents to get a full school or work experience at the touch of their fingers. Not that Covid-19 isn’t as bad or as worried about now as it was a year ago schools and jobs allow people to come back and attend the effects of too much internet affects kids still to this day though.

All the kids being addicted to being on the internet all day has led to a solution called digital detox. Digital detox is a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. In other words it is when a person needs to take a break from their phone or computers for a few minutes or hours to focus on reality for the moment. In a research article it said that the average person spends about four to five hours a day on their phone. This is way too much for people, especially kids, so I think that digital detox is a really good thing that will help you focus on reality and the moment, instead of social media or video games all day.

Freshman college student @The University of Minnesota