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Falling through the web : implications for internet introverts

Tindle, Elizabeth (2010) Falling through the web : implications for internet introverts. Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Student Services Association, pp. 87-94.

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Abstract

Is the brain evolving and adapting to new technological environments such as that of Silicon Valley? This paper examines changes that are being observed and studied relating to a possible correlation between ‘excessive’ focus on technology and the emergence of diagnosable social, physical and mental health dysfunction. The author explores the possible role of university staff and student services in the duty of care toward students. Would it not be more ethical to provide education on healthy technology use and to provide evidence based therapy for those students who fall through the web? Currently students end up being excluded from their courses. Many suffer from social anxiety and depression and lack confidence and social skills to find or hold down a job. Currently many “hibernate” in their rooms for months or years frequently in a state of despair.

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ID Code: 49476
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1320-2480
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elizabeth Tindle.
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2012 14:49
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 15:28

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