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‘Get off Facebook and get a life’


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A psychologist is urging people to get off Facebook and other social networking sites, and get a life instead.

Dr Aric Sigman says the amount of time we spend with each other has slumped dramatically and in turn is damaging our health.

He says our devotion to such sites could alter the way genes work, upset immune responses, hormone levels, and the function of arteries, and influence mental performance.

A quarter of British children have a laptop or computer in their room by the age of five and they have their own social networking sites, like the BBC’s my CBBC. Is it causing huge changes and damaging our health?

“Parents spend less time with their children than they did only a decade ago. Britain has the lowest proportion of children in all of Europe who eat with their parents at the table. The proportion of people who work at home alone continues to rise.

So is Facebook and other social networking sites damaging our health?

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February 26, 2009 - Posted by | Entertainement, People

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