“A STUDY ON THE ILL EFFECTS OF OVERUSE OF DIGITAL SCREEN TECHNOLOGYAND THE RISE OF DIGITALDETOX HOLIDAYS AND VACATIONS”
Keywords:Digital Detox, Digital Screen, Detox Holidays.
In the last two decades scientists, psychologists, sociologist and medical experts have been warning us about the ill effects of excessive use of technology and becoming glued to the screen, this technology-based screens like smartphones, laptops, tablets and televisions, are very harmful to the humans if used excessively, the negative effects of this is already being seen in the society and so now the time has come to see the reduction in our reliance on technology.
To counter this problem of overuse of screen the concept of ‘digital detox holiday’ hasemerged and gained momentum recently in last two years. A digital detox is essentially a period where you cut yourself off from technology where one doesn’t text,no emailing and non-use of any social media platforms.This is done to lowerthe stress levels, spend quality time, be with the ‘real world’ carry out various leisurely and physical activities and concentrate on, physical socialisation. This study explores the harmful effects of using screen technology and the beneficial, and health advantages of the digital detox holiday.For this study primary data was conducted on a focus group of 200 participant travellers those who were employed in different corporate company’s in and around Pune and Mumbai City.