Problem

Social isolation of computer users

Other Names:
Terminal isolation
Atomization of computer-based work
Social isolation of computer-based recreation
Incidence:
The Surgeon General of the USA has been called upon to prepare a comprehensive report on the physical, emotional, and other developmental hazards that computers pose to children. This follows warnings of social isolation, obesity, eyestrain, and repetitive stress injuries.
Claim:
They sit in front of their glaring screens, playing video games, sipping on sugar and water and eating junk food. Is it any wonder that this generation of children is the most sedentary in U.S. history?
Strategies:
Using the Internet
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
10.10.2000 – 00:00 CEST