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DIGITAL DETOX
The influence
of technology
in our lives
Created by: Bulelwa Kafu
What is Digital Detox?
According to the Oxford Dictionary a Digital Detox is a
planned time period during which an individ...
How addicted are you to technology?
Research suggest that;
• An average person check their phone at least
two hundred time...
Risks of digital addiction
It’s a problem that we can’t put our
smartphones down when driving to make
sure we don’t kill o...
Signs that you are digitally addicted
• You'd rather spend time interfacing with technology
than pursuing other activities...
5 Ways to a Digital Detox
• Do not carry your laptop/smartphone
everywhere you go.
• Experiment by having an hour digital
...
Looking for Digital Detox places in South
Africa?
Individual recommendations
• Amakhosi Safari Lodge , Pongola, KZN
• The ...
“We are analog beings living in a
digital world, facing a quantum
future.”
Neil Turok
THANK YOU
References
• Arrivealivecoza. (2017). Arrive Alive. Retrieved 12 February,
2017, from https://www.arrivealive.co.za/Textin...
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  1. 1. DIGITAL DETOX The influence of technology in our lives Created by: Bulelwa Kafu
  2. What is Digital Detox? According to the Oxford Dictionary a Digital Detox is a planned time period during which an individual abstains from using electronic gadgets such as laptops, tablets or smartphones, this can be done as an opportunity to increase the traditional social interactions, clear the mind from information overload and release stress.
  3. How addicted are you to technology? Research suggest that; • An average person check their phone at least two hundred times a day • One in four people spend more time online than they do asleep • 70% of young adults prefer texting to talking • An average teenager sends 3,400 electronic messages a month
  4. Risks of digital addiction It’s a problem that we can’t put our smartphones down when driving to make sure we don’t kill ourselves or someone else • Fatal crashes resulting in death are caused by driver’s distraction while using smartphones • The reaction times of texting driver deteriorated by 35 per cent, much worse than those who drank alcohol at the legal limit. • When texting, you tend to wander across the lane
  5. Signs that you are digitally addicted • You'd rather spend time interfacing with technology than pursuing other activities or responsibilities in life. • You are more concerned about letting down your online friends, than letting down those closest to you. • One of the first things you do every morning is get online to check text or social media conversations. • People in your life are constantly irritable about the amount of time you spend gaming, using computers, smartphones, or social networking. • You experience fear of missing out “FoMO” if you spend a day or two without connecting to social media
  6. 5 Ways to a Digital Detox • Do not carry your laptop/smartphone everywhere you go. • Experiment by having an hour digital vacation everyday. • Have more face to face interactions • When on vacation choose a digital free zone e.g. Mountain Lodges • Participate in outdoor physical activities e.g. Running, Mountain Climbing or Cycling
  7. Looking for Digital Detox places in South Africa? Individual recommendations • Amakhosi Safari Lodge , Pongola, KZN • The Gorge Private Game Lodge, KZN • Jozini Tiger Lodge, Jozini, KZN • Ghost Mountain Inn, Mkuze, KZN
  8. “We are analog beings living in a digital world, facing a quantum future.” Neil Turok
  9. THANK YOU
  10. References • Arrivealivecoza. (2017). Arrive Alive. Retrieved 12 February, 2017, from https://www.arrivealive.co.za/Texting-and- Distracted-Driving • Thefixcom. (2017). The Fix. Retrieved 12 February, 2017, from https://www.thefix.com/content/digital-addictions-are-real- addictions • Netaddictionrecoverycom. (2017). ReSTART Life | Treatment for Internet, Video Game Addiction. Retrieved 12 February, 2017, from https://netaddictionrecovery.com/the- problem/gaming-addiction/390-8-signs-you-may-need-help- for-problematic-technology-use.html
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