Environmental Problems Among other problems information technology leaves a

Environmental problems among other problems

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As we know, information technology is not without problems. Environmental Problems: Among other problems, information technology leaves  a larger environmental “footprint” than we might think. Mental Health Problems: Overuse of computers can increase the risk of  depression and insomnia, among other health problems. Protecting Children: Pornography, Sexual Predators, & Online Bullies: Children  are the most vulnerable members of society; protecting them is a top priority.  Since computers are simply another way of communicating, it is no surprise that  they are used to communicate about pornography, sexual solicitations, and  threats and violence. Workplace Problems: Impediments to Productivity: Three types of workplace  problems are misuse of technology, fussing with computers, and information  overload. ECONOMIC & POLITICAL ISSUES:  There is an ongoing debate about whether information technology is reducing job availability and widening the gap between the rich and the poor. In recent times, a number of critics have provided a counterpoint to the hype and overselling of
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information technology to which we have long been exposed. Some critics find that the benefits of information technology are balanced by a real downside.
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