Document Type

Master's Thesis (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Human Development & Family Science


Human Development and Family Science


Increasing middle school students' awareness of relationship risks associated with electronic technology is the main focus of this capstone project. With the prevalence of technology in teenagers' lives, many may not fully grasp the potential dangers of digital communication with friends and romantic partners. Although there are many advantages to using smartphones, tablets, and other technologies, there may also be drawbacks. Physical health concerns, eye strain Digital eye fatigue, eye strain, and pain can result from prolonged screen use. Overuse of tablets and smartphones can lead to bad posture, which can cause back and neck pain. Sleep disturbances by inhibiting the generation of melatonin, blue light from screens can cause sleep patterns to be disturbed, particularly right before bed.