Promotion of Appropriate Use of Electronic Devices Among Hong Kong Adolescents

  • Catherine K. Y Kwong The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Ben Y.F Fong The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Keywords: Electronic devises, screen devices, internet addition, adolescents

Abstract

The advancement of technology is changing the world so rapidly with implication to people’s daily activities and health. The excessive utilisation of electronic devices, particularly among adolescents, are affecting the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of these young people. Physical inactivity, obesity, musculoskeletal conditions, vision, cognitive development, sleep pattern, family relationship, addiction and gaming are issues of importance and attention arising from the inappropriate use of electronic devices. Stakeholders, including the parents, teachers, government, community organisations and the adolescents themselves, have different but complementary roles in the prevention of internet addiction and in the promotion of appropriate use of electronic devices among adolescents.

Author Biographies

Catherine K. Y Kwong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

School of Professional Education and Executive Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Ben Y.F Fong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

School of Professional Education and Executive Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

Published
2019-04-15
How to Cite
Kwong, C., & Fong, B. (2019). Promotion of Appropriate Use of Electronic Devices Among Hong Kong Adolescents. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Management, 14(1), 36. https://doi.org/10.24083/apjhm.v14i1.199
Section
Review Articles