616 words - 2 pagesIn today word we have a constant connection with internet; for example, we pay bills, we file taxes, we get appointments, etc. Those common things made our life easy; however, sometimes internet goes out of control and becomes an addiction.
Internetaddiction has the same principle of a drug addiction because both of them online release dopamine into the brain's pleasure centers, resulting in obsessive pleasure-seeking behavior. Moreover, high levels of dopamine lead to high levels of motor activity and impetuous behavior and low levels of dopamine lead slowed reactions.
Addiction changes the brain, first by destabilizing the way it registers pleasure and then by changing other normalVIEW DOCUMENT
990 words - 4 pagesA study done by college researchers from all over the country reveal that many college students show symptoms of addiction through their internet use. The researchers provided a twenty question survey for the students to take for data. The survey revealed not only how long the students were using the internet, but what they were using, from educational uses, to social media and gaming. Many of the students’ scores revealed they were well above average for internet use and the researchers explained how internetaddiction can be as dangerous as drug addictions. The researchers concluded that while the scores show many college students do use the internet way more than the average personVIEW DOCUMENT
719 words - 3 pages. Internetaddiction is a quickly growing phenomenon. According to the Pew Research Center, “Internet use in the USA alone has grown from just less than half of American adult in 2000 to about 59% of adults at the end of 2002, and studies suggest that nearly 6% of online users suffer from Internetaddiction.” (InternetAddiction Kimberly S. Young, pag.402).
In her article “InternetAddiction”, Kimberly S. Young accuses the researchers that affirm the term addiction should be applied in reference to drug use. As the author herself puts it, “defining addiction has moved beyond this to include a number of behaviors that do not involve an intoxicant, such as compulsive gambling, video game playingVIEW DOCUMENT
1567 words - 6 pagesInternet and Video Game AddictionInternetaddiction is a worldwide disorder that is oblivious to the technological age we live in. Since its inception in 1991 (Livingstone), the World Wide Web has only improved our quality of life. People don’t perceive online technology as a problem but as a solution to make our lives cheaper and efficient. As a working college student, my whole life is run on the internet. I use Facebook religiously to keep in-touch with my friends, I play Xbox Live to compete with amateur Call of Duty players, I read online newspapers to get current events, and I use every internet resource available to write research papers like this one. I classify my use of theseVIEW DOCUMENT
1769 words - 7 pagesInternetaddiction as though chemical addictions, is defined as non-chemical addictions or with a more familiar term known as behavioral addictions. It is a continuous disease in a long run and has become an issue to the Internet users . Internetaddiction has become a serious public health concern in many countries and it will be considered as a cause of mental disorder in the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder 5th Edition (DSM-V) . A common belief arouse whereby addictive tendencies will cause imbalance to one’s life performance especially to the adolescents that were exposed to the technologies in the early stage. In the last couple ofVIEW DOCUMENT
963 words - 4 pagesWhy do people get addicted to games online and how can we help them to control their time on internet? Is internetaddiction a big problem in the world? Some people suggest that computers and games online are not so bad if they are not used out of balance (2008 ). However, some people say internetaddiction is a problem of the public health (2008 ). Addiction is an illness which makes addicted people unable to control the amount of time they spend on playing game s. This is a big problem of every country in the world. It affects addicted people on various aspects such as reduced health, lost responsibilities and violence. However, we have some solutions to help the addicts such as hospitalsVIEW DOCUMENT
1401 words - 6 pagesInternetAddiction ( Pathological Internet Use )
The Internet has become one of the most universal methods for communication with over 100 million users worldwide. From e-mail to the possibly billions of web pages, there is an infinite amount of information flowing. And another enticing aspect of the Internet, is the opportunity to interact with other people. Chat Rooms and MUD (Multi-User Dimensional) games offer the person the ability to talk and mingle with others online. But with this newfound freedom, also comes the possibility of abuse and addiction.
Internetaddiction, also known as Pathological Internet use, has emerged as a very destructive force in today’sVIEW DOCUMENT
1345 words - 5 pagesTechnology is slowly becoming part off society’s daily activities. Once we wake up in the morning with the assistance from our alarm clocks, to the moment we turn off the lights to go to bed, we are regularly reminded that we are now living in a modern world. Technology is present everywhere we turn. One of the most important products of technology is the internet. The World Wide Web (www) is part of almost everyone’s everyday life. In addition to the uses of computers, we can use our hand held devices to access the internet as well. The ability to have unlimited access to the internet from anywhere at any time has become the cause of a serious addiction that affects about one in everyVIEW DOCUMENT
4709 words - 19 pagesThe World Wide Web is an intriguing information highway. Its beginnings only date back to the 1990’s, but it has quickly become a major staple in our lives. As with anything there is a good and bad side. Americans and people around the world are becoming more and more reliant on using the internet for their informational, academic, social, entertainment, organizational, and connectional needs. Along with all of the good that this has brought a new disorder is arising, internetaddiction disorder.
Although internetaddiction disorder has not been added as of yet to the DSM hopes by the researchers are high that it will be added in the future editions. Much research has been done toVIEW DOCUMENT
724 words - 3 pagesInternetaddiction has been a growing problem in recent decades. Researchers have been studying this phenomenon since as early as 1999 by using the Young’s InternetAddiction Test (Griffiths, Kuss, Shorter, van de Mheen, & van Rooij, 2013). This test is a list of twenty questions asking about the taker’s habits and feelings about being online. The test taker ranks their responses to each question on a scale from ‘rarely’ to ‘always’ (The Center for InternetAddiction Recovery, 2014) and the test tells you whether you are not addicted, are at risk for addiction, or are already addicted.
According to research, adolescents who suffer from an addiction to the Internet are likely to sufferVIEW DOCUMENT
1304 words - 5 pages, and subconscious forces. Dr Kimberly S Young (1995). Dr Kimberly S Young says that prior research links internetaddiction with existing mental health issues such as social anxiety, depression, and antisocial personality disorder and if not treated properly can have a significant effect on the patient socially, psychologically and occupationally. It will be argued that the psychodynamic approach to find an underlying disorder will be a more effective approach to an intervention for an individual addicted to the internet. I will be discussing the possible intervention options, and possible causes and effects of internetaddiction disorder. As well as why I believe that there is an underlyingVIEW DOCUMENT
1718 words - 7 pagesInternetAddiction
While some media news and reports seem to be truthful in their effort to inform and educate the public regarding internetaddiction, it is not surprising to see bad science and misinterpretation presented in others on the same issue. The media coverage of internetaddiction is damaging and blowing the issue out of context. The widespread internet concern is reinforced and underpinned by media reporting about internetaddiction and young people, characteristically stressing its destructive consequence on the physical and mental health of users. This creates an immediate call for public and social attention. The media are replete with anecdote of internetVIEW DOCUMENT
859 words - 3 pagesIs It A Tangled Web We Weave?A Cincinnati mother was charged with child neglect when she locked her three toddler age children in their bedrooms for unusually long periods of time. The mother did not like to be disturbed while surfing the Internet. A Toledo family is penniless after the father gambled everything away at on-line gambling. (Center for On-line Addiction)Instead of picking up the phone to call a friend, an e-mail is sent or a chat room is utilized. Desires for new forms of communication or entertainment are fulfilled by looking for romance and friends in chat rooms. Playing cards, chess, auction bids or even shopping on the internet are becoming common placeVIEW DOCUMENT
2009 words - 8 pagesResearch proposal on predictors of Internetaddiction among Shanghai undergraduatesContents1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………2. Research aim, research questions and research objectives……&hellipVIEW DOCUMENT
1376 words - 6 pages types of usage on the Internet are what have created a new era of criminals.
Not only has the Internet produced a new era of crime, it has produced a new disorder. InternetAddiction Disorder is a condition that gradually develops in a user through time. The addiction begins innocently. At the start, you are not even aware of the possibilities that may form from your excessive computer use. You begin to take an avid interest in emailing with your friends and family. Once the novelty of keeping in touch with your colleges wears off, and researching starts to boar you, you may possibly expand your computer usage to chatting. It is something that is becoming more acceptable in our livesVIEW DOCUMENT
1210 words - 5 pagesThe Internet Has a Negative Impact on American Families
Does the Internet truly have a negative impact on today’s family life? Many say that is most definitely does. Have you ever known someone who is obsessed with the Internet or spends more time on the Internet than they had intended to? You might begin to think they are addicted. Ricco Siasoco defines Internetaddiction as “a broad term including users addicted to chat rooms, auctions, web surfing, among others.” These other Internet addictions may include cyber relationships, gaming, and trading. I have read several articles related to Internetaddiction, and can not come to a conclusion on whether or not it is aVIEW DOCUMENT
1181 words - 5 pagesInternet Usage
The internet refers basically to the worldwide interconnection of computer networks that use a standard protocol called internet protocol suite. The internet serves several billion people worldwide and has become the most preferred mode of communication between people from different parts of the world. This has led to it rampant usage and as much as it has noticeable benefits, its limitations cannot be overlooked either. Internetaddiction in teenagers or to say adolescents has been estimated to be 12% in China, 19.4% in Korea and 8% in Greece approximately (Lin).
To start with, usage of the internet leads to addiction. While the time spend in the internet might be highlyVIEW DOCUMENT
2262 words - 9 pagesInternet Use Disorder (IUD) is a wide spread issue, an overlooked issue in the 21st century it’s still not really accepted in our culture, 24 years after the Internet was invented, though it’s now a limited researched issue, that still needs a lot of funding to help resolve the undergoing addiction.
Internetaddiction disorder (IAD) was first proposed by Ivan Goldberg which was actually a parody Greg Beato. (2010). Internetaddiction is a subsection of technology addiction said to have started in the 1930’s. As time has evolved we have gained new technology such as radio, and television which has said to have started Internetaddiction.
Internetaddiction disorder has been debated about itsVIEW DOCUMENT
4464 words - 18 pagesInternetAddiction: An issue of government policy or a personal responsibility?
BIS 421/CSS 411 - Spring 2010
“Why is it drug addicts and computer aficionados are both called users?” – Clifford Stoll
There is no doubt the presence of the internet is increasing at a rapid pace. A Pew Internet and American Life Project study finds two thirds of all Americans use the internet to frequently participate in internet related activities (Fellows, 2008). Another study shows that 55% of all Americans have high speed internet in their homes and even higher among college or academic arenas. (Saville et al, 2010). Needless to say, the possibility of becoming addicted to theVIEW DOCUMENT
957 words - 4 pagesInternetAddiction
Since its initial arrival in the average household, the Internet has
become a very widely exercised source of communication. At any given
moment, there is an endless amount of information streaming through
Internet accessible computers. The chance to interact with other
people is another tempting feature of the Internet. Unfortunately,
with this new commodity, also comes the possibility of abuse and
Internetaddiction has become an exceedingly negative power in today's
culture. What causes InternetAddiction? Several different causes
could be to blame, but one of the most widely believed theories is
that of aVIEW DOCUMENT
952 words - 4 pages physical well being of the gamer. Many examples present the seriousness of these consequences. In the capital city of Macedonia, Skopje, 22-year-old boy ended with stab wound in the chest when he got in massive fight over video games at internet café. Communities around the world face the same issue. Mirror news in 2012 reports that 18-year-old Taiwanese boy passed away because he played Diablo III for 40 hours without eating or sleeping. Another case is when 30-year-old Chinese man passed away after three-day online playing session. Luckily, there are preventive measures that can be taken in order to avoid these unwanted consequences.
Kimberly Young form The Center for InternetAddictionVIEW DOCUMENT
2348 words - 9 pages. Thousands of cases are reported each year stemming from thousands of platforms for obsession, including sex, gambling, stealing, and over-eating. Although some of these platforms may seem harmless and, in some cases, mundane, (i.e. videogames, caffeine), each case of addiction is just as serious as the next.
For example, the London Times reported on a twenty-six year-old Chinese man who played online videogames at local cyber cafés. Xu Yan, a teacher, played online games for nearly fifteen straight days, which ultimately resulted in sleep deprivation induced cardiac arrest.  Xu is not the only one in who is addicted to online games; According to an Annals journal on internetVIEW DOCUMENT
1085 words - 4 pages, or finding out that one was not knowledgeable on the subject; it is easier for one to feel validated than to change preconceived notions. (2) Accuracy motivation, a result of choosing relevant information that will lead to a tangible reward. Human nature leads individuals to practice self-preservation. This is not always physical, but mental as well. People do not like to admit when they are wrong, and so it is easy to disregard information that goes against preconceived notions. People also have a tendency to disregard warning signs that they may be displaying disordered behavior. This behavior is often manifested as addiction.
Internetaddiction is rising in frequency and is nowVIEW DOCUMENT
876 words - 4 pagesInternet Users Turn Into Addicts On June 14, 1999, ABC news reported that an "Internet-crazed" Cincinnati woman reportedly spent twelve hours straight online, while her hungry kids were locked away in one room so she could be online without interruption. The three kids were placed in the custody of the county. The mother on the other hand was placed in the custody of the Cincinnati police department.The Internet is rapidly becoming an addictive source to a lot of its users. Users of the Internet include students, housewives and business professionals, just to name a few of the users. Some of these VIEW DOCUMENT
907 words - 4 pages of real world friends, but an increase in virtual world friends
Marital / relationship difficulties resulting from excessive play
With all these symptoms you would think there would be a treatment for the problem at hand and you’re right. Unfortunately since there is no official diagnosis for video game addiction the treatment is similar to detox for other addictions. The only difficulty with that is computers have become an important part of everyday life as well as many jobs. More than two-thirds (68%) of working Americans use a computer at work. About one-third of working Americans (34%) have access to the Internet at work (http://www.npr.orgVIEW DOCUMENT
2439 words - 10 pages romantic relationships.
As a behavioral addiction (an internetaddiction as opposed to a sex addiction), it is certainly possible to break out of the addiction cycle, but one must first recognize they are an addict and then resolve to break it. Like any addiction, it will certainly be hard, but it is certainly not impossible.
American Society of Addiction Medicine. “DEFINITION OF ADDICTION: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.” American Society of Addiction Medicine. (2011). 24 April, 2014.
BBC News. “Romeo Pig Causes Baby Boom” BBC, 30 Nov. 2000. Web. 23 Apr. 2014. VIEW DOCUMENT
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Becoming addicted to social networks is a problem because at the end of the day the more we are on these sites, the more we show to the world who we are. This isn’t necessarily bad for the few who are proud of what they do and want to world to see it, but for the people who don’t care what they post and end up looking for an executive position would render them jobless because of something they posted when they were in the 9th grade.
Becoming addicted to the Internet follows symptoms that a group of researchers studied. In the article Proposed diagnostic for Internetaddiction the writers studied 408 people to see what are side effects of Internetaddiction. We readVIEW DOCUMENT
2375 words - 10 pages confrontation is harder to deal with than in a situation where it is absent. Through the Internet depressive users may prefer to communicate where there is little room for the things that make
conversation awkward, this allows them to open up and to feel less anxious about the situation. They can also plan out and edit what needs to be said and have time to think and plan rather than use the on the spot conversational skills otherwise necessary (Young, K. & Rodgers, R. C., 1998b). These may be the reasons that a person is attracted to electronic communication but they aren't strong enough to create addicts, so how does addiction happen?
The first theory that will be discussed isVIEW DOCUMENT
1479 words - 6 pagesRavaging the country is a diagnosable addiction in which laptops are drug dealers and online communities are the enslaving substances. InternetAddiction, otherwise referred to as IA, is one of the most quickly spreading addictions in today’s population, and is not a compulsion that is very well comprehended by the general public (Buckenmeyer). This addiction to that which is virtual and has no real emotional connection is thought to be the result of social isolation, and a feeling of meaninglessness. Over the past few decades, logotherapy, or psychological treatment by recognizing the meaning in one’s existence, has been spotlighted as an effective way to alleviate patients of bindingVIEW DOCUMENT
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"One way to forget about pain is to do something you will be in, completely. So, computer games." This is a quotation said by Danylo Ishutin or better known as “Dendi”. He is one of today’s most famous professional DOTA 2 gamer. It’s about how he escapes from the problems he have in life by playing computer games.
In the late 20th century, our view of using the computer and the internet is slowly changing. As time pass by more and more are being obsessed with the computer. Computer addiction is the excessive use of computers to the extent that it interferes with daily life. Excessive use may explain problems in social interaction, mood, personality, work ethic, relationships, thoughtVIEW DOCUMENT
1391 words - 6 pages academic research. Internetaddiction is rapidly becoming a compulsive disorder as well as a sign of failure to control impulse emotions and to limit Internet use. There are many signs to tell if someone is addicted to the Internet or emotionally dependant on the Internet. Some people are compulsive shoppers and they have to buy something online whenever their emotions are unstable. Emoticon management skills are a large indicator as to whether or not someone has an Internetaddiction problem. Research has shown that, “the emoticon management skills of university students can be used to predict their levels on Internetaddiction (Oktan 1428).” Another aspect of the Internet and how it affectsVIEW DOCUMENT
1306 words - 5 pages (Lăzărescu 96). An average teenager addicted or dependent to the Internet, generally, maybe self-assured and socially communicative through the Internet but when met in person, is more likely, not able to communicate much. The use of Internet has unquestionably increased and made the communication of people all around the globe faster but excessive dependence and addiction of the Internet, commonly seen on young teenagers, has made them dreadfully less socially active in the society. The feeling of ease of electronic communication through Internet connection among youngsters gives rise to weaker communal ties as it can potentially displace face-to-face or telephone communications (Tyler 196). As theVIEW DOCUMENT
1626 words - 7 pages sometimes get lucky, but most likely gambling online for them could just lead to problems in the house for them. If they end up gambling most of their money away, then it could have that adult not having enough money to pay for bills, gas, and food to feed their family. The result of this could mean the husband or wife leaving each other, and possibly more gambling so that they can get their money back. If an adult has an internet gambling addiction, it could easily pass to their children, which is not good for their future.
Kids today mostly spend their time on the internet doing various things, and one of the things that may be doing is gambling online. As shown by Stevie Kish, “Because childrenVIEW DOCUMENT
917 words - 4 pages uses a twelve step approach much like that of Alcoholics Anonymous. Regardless of the treatment sought, professional help is needed in order for addicts to overcome the dependency on computer time.
As technology progresses more and more people are drawn to computers for their professions and education. If caution and restraint is not maintained some will become addicted, and this will have a tremendous impact on their personal and professional lives. Many have fallen prey to computer addictions and some have paid with their lives.
James Fearing, Ph.D. Computer / InternetAddiction - Self Diagnosis. n.d. 25 April 2009. .
Spaith, Judith. "Sony Online Entertainment: EverQuestor EverCrack?" Journal of Business Ethics 58 (n.d.): 3–6.
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1254 words - 5 pagesAssignment One - Introduction to Psychology
With 2,405,518,376 (World Statistics, 2014) users around the world there is no doubt that some users are bound to develop addiction. “Internetaddiction is when a person has a compulsive need to spend a great deal of time on the Internet, to the point where other areas of life (such as relationships, work or health) are allowed to suffer.” (Better Health Channel, 2011). With this scientists around the world are fighting to beat these additions. Two theoretical perspectives that play heavily into the treatment process are Behavioural and Psychodynamic psychology. “Behavioural psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on observableVIEW DOCUMENT
836 words - 3 pages risk drinkers, according to Statistics Canada (2002) Chart 2. Excessive internet use has just recently been posed as a problem within Canada. The reasoning behind why it's seen as an addiction is because it's used as an escape mechanism for most individuals linked with stress or a way to escape reality for the time being. Studies have shown that excessive amount of internet use causes mood swings, depression, lack of socialization, and decreased family participation thus resulting in job loss, school drop-out, or the absence of important events. Over thirty percent of Canada's population has reported that they use the Internet to escape from everyday life or problems (Statistics Canada 2003VIEW DOCUMENT
873 words - 3 pages To prevent Internetaddiction, it is a parent’s responsibility to raise their child(ren) on limited or no technology because parents and their children will not bond, it creates development problems, and technology becomes an abnormal necessity in a child’s life. One of the most important things to a child in today’s modern world would be technology. To them, it’s like honey to bees. Things like phones, computers, Facebook, and I-pods are owned by almost everyone in the world. Why this and how this has become a problem is still being argued in all parts of the world. It’s obvious that something must be put in action or limits on the amount of technology we use everyday, should beVIEW DOCUMENT
1302 words - 5 pages the Internet can also find themselves hooked. Ohio University graduate student Rich Barette states that one reason he started his Webaholics group is that he has two close friends whose academic careers went “down the drain” due to excessive Internet use. In 1996, faculty members at New York’s Alfred University found that “nearly half the students who quit [school] had been logging marathon, late-night time on the Internet.”
Many mental health professionals and others who had previously doubted whether Internet use could actually be addictive now wholeheartedly believe it is as real an addiction as alcoholism or drug abuse. According to University of Pittsburgh clinical psychologistVIEW DOCUMENT
1912 words - 8 pages, work addiction and even internetaddiction. They are manifold varieties of addiction; these are just a few of the well-known types of addiction.
One of the more common addictions that were mentioned is substance or drug addiction. In the medical dictionary substance abuse means, “Excessive use of a potentially addictive substance, especially one that may modify body functions, such as drugs.” The effects of substance abuse can show a discrepancy between physical and psychological effects. Essentially every drug has dissimilar physical effects on the body; they all have an effect on the brain initially in a similar manner. The physical effects of substance abuse includes; respiratoryVIEW DOCUMENT
1032 words - 4 pages. In Australia, in 1988, 35 offenders of child pornography were charged. In 2001, 549 were charged, which was an increase of 1,500.  This just shows how the Internet is helping the spread of this. Annually child pornography earns $3 Billion. Daily child pornography requests are 116 thousand. There are also 100 thousand web sites offering illegal child pornography.  In earlier days paedophiles would have smaller mounts of child pictures, but through the use of the Internet they can share files with other paedophiles can easily collect thousands and thousands of pictures.
Addiction is another problem that Internet porn has on society. Since the Internet has porn so readily availableVIEW DOCUMENT
1489 words - 6 pages confident and socially communicative through internet but when met in person more likely is not able to communicate much. The use of internet has definitely increased and made the communication of people all around the globe faster but the excessive dependence and addiction of internet , commonly seen on young teenagers , has made them very less socially active in the society. As the youngsters keep their interest on internet to communicate , their skills to be communicative with others as a social human being in a society in practice does not develop. The feeling of ease of electronic communication through internet connection among youngsters gives rise to weaker social ties as it canVIEW DOCUMENT
1206 words - 5 pages Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and Bill gates are among the most influential people in history and they were all Introverts that accomplished great feats. Being introverted is not a bad thing but where does the Internet play its part in all this?
Addiction of any kind can consume or dominate a person’s life. They can spend most of all their time constantly practicing their addiction sometimes on a daily basis. Internetaddiction may not be as server as a drug addiction but has been a cause for concern for as long as the Internet as been around because it is certainly real problem for many. Many nodes of other addictions can cause addiction to the Internet such as those pertaining toVIEW DOCUMENT
699 words - 3 pages, and InternetAddiction Disorder.
First, According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Internet is an effective and anonymous way for predators to seek out and groom children for criminal purposes such as producing and distributing child pornography, contacting and stalking children for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts, and exploiting children of sexual tourism for personal and commercial purposes. Predators consider children and young teenagers to be perfect targets for criminal acts because they are commonly trusting, naive, curious, looking for adventures, and eager for attention and affection. With so many children online, the Internet provides predators a new place to targetVIEW DOCUMENT
1301 words - 5 pagesThe Internet is an exceptional place. Anyone can be a part of the wonders of the cyber world. By simply logging onto a network-connected computer, one can express his/her own cyber voice. From Facebook to memes to Hulu, the net has endless opportunities for entertainment, social interaction and information. But what effect does the Internet have on today’s children? A child growing up is a natural, beautiful part of life. Many aspects of the Internet can inhibit this subtle stage of life, such as social media or internetaddiction. Although the Internet offers beneficial effects, the way in which today’s children use it has a negative impact on their physical and mental development.
1044 words - 4 pages discussion in the group that we create and we no need to do discussion everyday just to finish the task, It helps us a lot. Although social media leads people to have more interaction , promotes long-distance relationships, and easier our work, it has a lot of bad things that make us out of control and now many of social media users are addicted.
Credibility material: I have done doing some research on internet about problem that caused by social networking ,Some factors contributes out addiction to social networking and actions need to be taken to stop the addiction to social networking,
Thesis Statement/Preview main point: Today, we’ll discuss the serious problems caused by being tooVIEW DOCUMENT
1246 words - 5 pages staying indoors more than ever. The urge to constantly post a status update, email a friend, or examine a news feed causes is causing outside activities to become scarce. According to Barbara Jamison, (2000) using the Internet more than necessary can hinder face-to-face relationships. It can even begin to ruin a career or marriage, if not managed properly. The constant need to communicate with others online will slowly eliminate an individual’s offline life. It becomes an addiction, an impossibility to live through a day without the Internet. Dave Rhea (2009) states “Nothing has aggravated Internetaddiction as much as the advent of online social media networks.” It appears that so many livesVIEW DOCUMENT
1806 words - 7 pages real world and ending up killing two policeman in the real world like the incident in Alabama, US in 2003.
How to combat the addiction
Therapy and counseling for gaming addiction-
Therapy can give you a tremendous boost in controlling gaming use. Cognitive-behavioral therapy provides step-by-step ways to stop compulsive Internet behaviors and change your perceptions regarding Internet, smartphone, and computer use. Therapy can also help you learn healthier ways of coping with uncomfortable emotions, such as stress, anxiety, or depression.
Family therapist can apply several strategies to increase communication skills among adolescent clients suffering from gaming addiction. Role playingVIEW DOCUMENT
1335 words - 5 pagesIntroductionThere are many factors that are damaging today's society. Addictions are a fast growing concern, it has branched off and caused many problems whether it be related to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, Internet, or eating. Addictions are something society faces everyday. Although there are many reasons behind why addiction are growing, and where they stemmed from, today's society has focused primarily on how someone with an addictions problem can seek help. Also the many Gaps and Barriers around addictions are enabling people who wish to seek help from receiving it. The increasing amounts of people withVIEW DOCUMENT
1109 words - 4 pagesA new epidemic has fallen over America and is spreading like wild fire across the states as more and more fall victim to its claws. That epidemic is known as internetaddiction which many of today’s youths are prone to due to the widespread usage of technology. Excessive use of the internet has proven hazardous to the generation because it decreases cognitive ability, impairs social development, and increases health problems. Since the current American society relies heavily on technology and web searches through google, the internet has become a necessary essential and making addiction almost inevitable.
Those born into this digital dependency are at a high risk for cognitive impairmentVIEW DOCUMENT