Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Hex 2-8: Digital Health & Wellness


1-What are some possible physical issues that could happen because of technology?

2-Can you think of some "danger zones" at school or at home for physical issues?  



What can you do about them (to avoid them, to fix them, etc.)?


3-What are some possible psychological problems that could happen because of technology?


Consider:  addiction, isolation, stress, depression, anxiety/social anxiety, sleep disorders, mental issues associated with cyberbullying, etc.

4-What can you do if you or someone you know is exhibiting some of these behaviors?

Video:  Internet Addiction

Choose an activity (if time allows):
1-Choose a partner and create a short scene where one person has any digital health and wellness issue and the other person is a friend trying to help them with their issue.  Show a positive way to help them and a negative way.  Act out for the class in a 2-3 minute skit.

2-Find an article or video that talks about physical, psychological, or emotional health and technology.  Write a summary of your article, including the important points (3-5 sentences), in the comment section of this post.  Be sure to include the URL of your article or video.

Possible topics/search terms include:  technology AND addiction, isolation, carpal tunnel, posture, eye strain, lack of exercise, etc.   

3-Write a detailed plan to solve a digital health and wellness issue of someone in your life (you do not need to share names).  Options:  a plan to help them through addiction or isolation, a map/photos with a change to help with ergonomics, best items to buy to help with carpal tunnel or other ailments, etc.  Be specific!


  1. Gabe Peterson

    The "Live-strong" article talks about depression and physical effects from using the internet. Physical effects that can happen to you are carpal tunnel, migraines, dry eyes,and bad back pain. Internet can also make you gain weight from not doing physical activity, Maressa Hecht, the founder of the Computer Addiction Services; gives all this information. Depression is stated in the second heading, this is linked the internet overuse. Cyber bullying from: social networking and chat rooms.

    1. http://www.livestrong.com/article/134688-internet-addiction-health-effects/

  2. Breanna
    In the video that I watched I talked about physical heath, and the first that came up was Digital Dementia which is the breaking down of cognitive ability. The next that came up is Text neck and that is looking down at electronics for along time. Another health issue that came up is compulsive communicating which results in taking disabilities. Last but not least is CVR which is short for computer vision syndrome is a vision problems.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK-HWP9V3WU

  3. Ali
    A teenage girl gets carpal tunnel syndrome from sending over 100 text messages a day in the video I watched.It physically affected her because she wasn't able to pick up plates anymore without them slipping out of her hand. Hers was so bad that shots wernt able to help and she has to have surgery. To avoid getting carpal tunnel limit how much you text and type a day, and be careful with the way your wrist is positioned.
    Link: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/video/texting-teen-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-10148475

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  6. Sleeping disorder is the main problem causing due to technology. I agree with you technology is disturbing people health alot.

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