ICT is an ensemble of technologies developed for more efficient information and communication.
ICTs are made up of technologies defined as innovative products where science and engineering work together to develop devices that solve day-to-day problems.
The abuse of ICT has become a real problem and, in some countries, real pathological cases; even more, these new technologies have turned us into their slaves. The good or bad use we make of them lies on us and on us only.
In certain circumstances, some seemingly harmless behavioral patterns can become addictive and seriously interfere with the daily lives of those affected.
The new technologies have improved our quality of life, it is indubitable and unarguable; but, can their use generate addiction?
The use of ICT in a responsible manner is pleasant and does not lead to loss of control. It becomes pathological when the person loses control and continues with this activity despite the problems that it generates with the family, at work and social environment.
We must be aware that this type of addiction, like any other, is used as a sneak away from something else, generally from a specific pathology or previous problem such as low esteem, lack of communication, work or school bullying ... which leads people to find an escape route, in this case technology, and what this escape does is to increase the underlying pathology
Within ICT addictions we find
The funny thing is that online work is considered an exclusion. If the work demands to be connected, it is not considered pathology.
All these cases might lead you to Burn-Out which, not detected and treated in time, can lead to fatal outcomes.
1. Information session
b) Visual evaluation
d) Psychological monitoring
a) Planning of behaviours