Behaviors are changing.
Attention spans are decreasing at an alarming rate. Patience is down. Communication skills — written and interpersonal — are eroding. Manners are lost in self-absorption. Tempers are short, rudeness runs high, and cell phone dependency for millions approaches neuroses. Frustration is relentless, with angry, emotional reactions just keystrokes away.
On-line engagement times are rising, as are cyber-crime and bullying. Social media has turned from a happy community to a dark and negative place that tracks our every move. The web archives and analyzes where we go and what we say, building behavioral profiles that analytics summarize and package for sale to advertisers and thieves.
Road rage keeps rising, digital addiction is skyrocketing, and political unrest is fracturing societies and friendships. Information inundates us but the web has erased the lines between fact and fiction. Politics swirls in a cauldron of emotional toxins, causing mistrust and rising frustration.
College campuses are under siege as well. Stress and suicides are up, while coping and resilience skills diminish. How and why are these things happening?
The Impact explains the causes and effects of all of these in simple, easy to understand terms that enable readers to coach and help others.
More importantly, the book explains exactly what we can do to protect ourselves from disappearing inside the cauldron of digital immersion.
The answers are here. Read it, learn it, and share it.
After all, if YOU don’t look out for you… who will?