Do information and communication technologies influence skills, competencies, health and well-being of teenagers? Current evidence

Lim, Willone and Lau, Bee Theng and Chua, Caslon and Islam, Fakir M Amirul (2021) Do information and communication technologies influence skills, competencies, health and well-being of teenagers? Current evidence. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology, 7 (27). e4. ISSN 2411-7145

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Information and Communication Technologies are deemed to be a significant influence on teenagers’ development. It is important for studies to be conducted to assess the underlying influence of ICT on the teenager age group.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this paper is to review whether ICT influences teenagers’ skills, competencies, health and well-being based on previous studies.

METHODS: Articles from 2015 to 2020 were selected for analysis to identify the influences on teenagers.

RESULTS: Computer and mobile devices offer opportunities to improve literacy in digital skills and competencies. It is also evident that teenagers are prone to risks of getting musculoskeletal symptoms as a result of excessive use of such devices, and it also leads to unforeseen illnesses such as depression in the case of teenager’s well-being.

CONCLUSION: Adopting ICT may have beneficial implications for teenagers, but it can pose more adverse effects on their development when used excessively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information and communication technology, skills, competencies, health, well-being, influence, teenager
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:31
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 08:31
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/4386

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