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Internet addiction

  1. 1. Internet Addiction By Narae Kim
  2. 2. Spending Too Much Time Online? For many users, all it takes is a desire to reduce consumption. For other users, it’s not that simple.
  3. 3. “Internet addiction is defined as the compulsive urge to continually use the Net, whether it be to spend hours surfing the Web, hang around in IRC chartrooms, or play on-line games..” In Book Reviews, Chris Mitchell Kimberly S. Young: Caught in the Net
  4. 4. Different Types of Internet Addictions Information overload Too much online surfing leads to decreased productivity at work and fewer interactions with family members Compulsions Excessive time spent in online activities such as gaming, trading of stocks, gambling and even auctions often leads to overspending and problems at work Cybersex addiction Too much surfing of porn sites often affects real-life relationships. Cyber-relationship addiction Excessive use of social networking sites to create relationships rather than spending time with family or friends may destroy real-life relationships.
  5. 5. Internet Addiction
  6. 6. 1 out of 8 Americans suffer from Internet Addiction 14% said it is hard to abstain from Internet use for several days 5.9 % said excessive Internet use affected their relationships 72% Adult Internet users who join social media, up from 67% in 2012 41 hours the average American spends watching some forms of video (TV, Tablet, Computer or smartphone) per week that works out to 5.5 hours a day
  7. 7. Internet addiction rate by age group
  8. 8. Time Track Lost Internet Addiction Effects Failure and Frustration Withdrawal State Neglects Basic Needs
  9. 9. 1) Do you feel absorbed in the internet (remember previous online activity or long for the next session?) 2)Do you feel satisfied with internet use if you increase your amount of online time? 3)Have you failed to control, reduce, or give up internet use repeatedly?
  10. 10. 4) Do you feel nervous, temperamental, sensitive when trying to reduce or give up internet use? 5) Do you stay online longer than originally intended? 6) Have you taken the risk of losing a significant relationships, jobs, educational or career opportunity because of the internet?
  11. 11. 7) Have you lied to your family members, therapists or others to hid the truth of your involvement with the internet? 8) Do you use the internet as a way of escaping from problems or of relieving an anxious mood? You are an internet addict if you answered “yes” to questions one to five and to at least one of the remaining questions
  12. 12. Researchers are debating on adding internet addiction to the list of mental disorders
  13. 13. Addiction
  14. 14. Emotional Symptoms of Internet Addiction Feelings of guilt Anxiety & Depression Dishonesty Euphoric feelings when in front of the computer Unable to keep schedules No sense of time Isolation Defensiveness Avoiding doing work Agitation
  15. 15. Physical symptoms of Internet Addiction Backache Headaches Weight gain or loss Disturbances in sleep Carpal tunnel syndrome Blurred or strained vision
  16. 16. Too much internet use can damage teenagers' brains' Scientists discovered signs of atrophy of grey matter in the brains of heavy internet users that grew worse over time This could affect their concentration and memory, as well as their ability to make decisions and set goals. It could also reduce their inhibitions and lead to ‘inappropriate’ behavior
  17. 17. I only go online once a day, for about 24 hours My Parents should be so proud of me because I’m addicted to internet, and not drugs
  18. 18. Prevention: 1)Face Reality: Interact socially with real live people 2)Face Your problems: Don’t use the internet to avoid your problems, tackle them head on 3)Monitor your time Limit your internet use each day
  19. 19. 4) Out of sight out of mind: Avoid being around computers once you finished your work 5) Make it real: tell others about the amount of time you spend online
  20. 20. References In Book Reviews, Chris Mitchell Kimberly S. Young: Caught in the Net Psychguide.com http://www.psychguides.com/guides/computerinternet-addiction-symptoms-causes-and-effects/   Http://www.netaddiction.com/whatis.htm Niemz, Griffiths & Banyard, 2005 UC Irvine Study 2012 PEW research center’s internet & American Life project 2013 American Time USE survey 2013 www.sitopia.com   Survey conducted in Feb 2013, Hashimoto Laboratory and the institute for information and Communication Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2015196/Too-internet-use-damage-teenagers-brains.html   tolovehonorandvacuum.com   edidyouknow.com

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  • http://www.psychguides.com/guides/computerinternet-addiction-symptoms-causes-and-effects/

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