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Internet and Video Game Addiction
Internet addiction 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 these...
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While some media news and reports seem to be truthful in their effort to inform and educate the public regarding internet addiction, it is not surprising to see bad science and misinterpretation presented in others on the same issue. The media coverage of internet addiction is damaging and blowing the issue out of context. The widespread internet concern is reinforced and underpinned by media reporting about internet addiction 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 internet...
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Computers are considered to be one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century. As time goes on, computers have become more and more important in our lives. We use computers at school, at home, and at work and most of us can’t imagine life without them.
Although computer use has become an everyday activity in our lives, its excessive use can have negative effects such as failure in our relationships, school-work and responsibilities.
The internet itself is a tool created to help us research whatever subject we are interested in. It is quick, convenient and easy to use. However, there are some people who cannot control their desire to spend all their time in front of a computer....
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Internet addiction 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 . Internet addiction 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 of...
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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
Internet addiction has become an exceedingly negative power in today's
culture. What causes Internet Addiction? Several different causes
could be to blame, but one of the most widely believed theories is
that of a...
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Why do people get addicted to games online and how can we help them to control their time on internet? Is internet addiction 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 internet addiction 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 hospitals,...
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Future of the Internet
In 1969, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) inaugurated ARPANET, a small network of high-speed supercomputers designed to withstand military attack. The purpose of ARPANET was to enable researchers and scientists to share one another’s computer facilities by long distance for national research and development projects. However, writes author Bruce Sterling, “The main traffic on ARPANET was not long-distance computing. Instead, it was news and personal messages.”
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, ARPANET grew, accommodating many different types of computers, until it was incorporated in 1989 within the National...
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For people between the ages of ten and twenty-six years old, Internet addiction has become a mental health problem. Many studies have been designed to determine why the Internet is so addicting.
One major factor to Internet addiction is anonymity; users have the ability to be anyone or anything they want to be. This identity could represent an ideal self or it could be the opposite of the real person. Having the resources to be able to change oneself over the Internet can lead to many problems along with addictiveness. Another downfall of cyberspace is the ability to create interpersonal bonds, which can cause users to enter into a state of loneliness if that bond is...
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Internet Addiction ( 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.
Internet addiction, also known as Pathological Internet use, has emerged as a very destructive force in today’s...
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The 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, internet addiction disorder.
Although internet addiction 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 to...
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Pornography is becoming the most popular secret in all of America. Only 13.9% of young men don’t view pornography, and of those who do, 51% of male students and 32% of female students first viewed pornography before age 13 (Gilkerson). 21.3% of college males watch it daily or multiple times a day (Gilkerson).
Not only has porn become more popular, it has become more available and much more explicit. Years ago, the most explicit pornography that one could access was a Playboy magazine, but today that is known as ‘softcore porn’. In today’s world of high-speed Internet, extremely graphic videos of every conceivable genre of sex can be found for free at the click of a button (Clay).
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In Lewin's essay, “Study Finds Teenagers' Internet Socializing Isn't Such a Bad Thing”
demonstrates the support that the writer states towards the amount of time teens spend on the Internet.
The essay caught my attention because it’s incredible to read about something clearly bizarre coming
from a person that is not well informed about what the teens do exactly while on the Internet and what can be interpreted from the extra attention and usage of the Internet. Lewin states that the usage of Internet by teens does benefit them but, it is very rare that a person can make this kind of judgments based on so little proof. The essay she wrote is very contradictory to what she wants to get...
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Internet Addiction: 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 the...
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Psychodynamic focuses on the conscience and unconscious mind of an individual where as Behaviourism, is based on the behaviour of the individual without taking into account any thoughts of the individual. The two theories are both deterministic and both believe that our current behaviour is a result of previous events. A behaviourists would suggest that psychology is a science of behaviour, not a science of mind, the sources of an individual's behaviour is external, in the environment, not internal. The psychodynamic approach studies the relationship between the mind and personality of the individual, and the theory beleives that a person's behaviour is driven by emotions, mental aspects,...
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Research proposal on predictors of Internet addiction among Shanghai undergraduatesContents1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………2. Research aim, research questions and research...
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Is 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 place....
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The Internet's Affect on Socialization
In our modern society, technology has impacted out lives in almost every aspect imaginable. Our life style has become one of the new eras, dealing substantially with strands of new technology each day. Today, many households contain at least one personal computer. The simplest things have all changed in account of newer, better, faster, and more efficient forms of advanced technology. A primary focus can be taken alone on the impact computers have had in our changing world. To narrow the scope further, I have analyzed the impact that the Internet has had upon people, and their lives.
The Internet is a conglomeration of worldwide networks...
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The 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 Internet addiction 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 Internet addiction, and can not come to a conclusion on whether or not it is a...
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Internet 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.
Internet addiction disorder (IAD) was first proposed by Ivan Goldberg which was actually a parody Greg Beato. (2010). Internet addiction 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 Internet addiction.
Internet addiction disorder has been debated about its...
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Addiction is everywhere, from celebrity tabloids, to television, and possibly to a family member or close friend. There is alcoholism, drug abuse, and gambling addiction; the effects of such are devastating. For example, the following excerpt is from the harrowing Leaving Dirty Jersey: A Crystal Meth Memoir by James Salant:
“I gave Doug the spoon and I tried to pull thirty units of water into the syringe. Doug hit me on the side of my head and said, ‘Your shaking too much, let me do that.’ I pulled away from the faucet and let the syringe fall into the sink. Then I rolled up the shirtsleeve on my right arm. I looked at my arm. I had tracks, needle marks, up and down my arm. My shirtsleeve...
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Hart, Albarracin, Eagly, Brechan, Lindberg, and Merrill (2009) found that people have a tendency to believe information that supports pre-existing attitudes, beliefs, or behaviors, and disregard that which goes against their preconceived notions. Known as "congeniality bias," this leads people to selectively expose themselves to information that is not always accurate. People are two times more likely to believe information that supports their preconceived ideas than that which goes against them. This behavior is influenced by two main factors: (1) Defense motivation, a result of one's desire to minimize the cognitive discomfort associated with learning the truth about attitudes and beliefs,...
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Internet 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
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Super Mario Brothers, Zelda, Halo, and World of Warcraft are familiar names to nearly all of us. They are all best selling games of major video game consoles. Over 19 billion dollars were spent on video games in the United States during 2009 alone (http://vgsales.wikia.com). Video game consoles are present in 65 percent of homes in the United States (http://www.geeksaresexy.net)! With the increasing amount of time that people are spending on video games, one is left to wonder, is possible to become addicted to video games? Do we need video game addiction to be an official diagnosis? Yes, because if it is its own separate diagnosis there will be more focused treatment.
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Ravaging the country is a diagnosable addiction in which laptops are drug dealers and online communities are the enslaving substances. Internet Addiction, 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 binding...
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In today's flattening world it is the use of technology that allows us to do business on an international playing field, to communicate to friends or strangers across the globe, or to have ready access to information, entertainment, or even to purchase products with out ever having to leave your home. The Internet and the cell phone are both revolutionary innovations that have contributed to such a connected society where the aforementioned is possible. So many good things have come about by the introduction and spread of them both. This paper, however, will concentrate on the social psychological effects of cell phones and the Internet and will assess both the positive, and the possibly...
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In Thomas A. Whitecloud’s “Blue Winds Dancing,” he talks about how he feels disconnected with society because of the different aspects of society that he does not agree with and is not accustomed to. He copes with the two opposing societies because he is biracial and is therefore a part of both societies. There are many activities that are participated in by people who are apart of what he calls the civilized world. Whitecloud hitchhikes on a train in a cattle car with bums because he thinks that bums are the closest to his people. Bums are free of society, they only care about the essentials, and they do not participate in most of the man made possessions of society.
Currently, there are...
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Technology today is progressing at an exponential rate with new devices being released practically daily. With each new invention comes new and exciting possibilities as well as ever growing temptations and danger. One such pitfall many have fallen victim to is that of computer addiction. Computer addiction can be defined as the obsessive use of computers that interferes with daily life. This addiction has been shown through many activities over computers such as video gaming, chat rooms, and net surfing to just name a few. In order to truly understand what computer addiction is one must understand the symptoms and motivations that lead one to become addicted.
Computer addictions have...
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“Addiction is a brain disease expressed in the form of compulsive behavior,” says by Alan Leshner in his article, “Addiction Is a Brain Disease” featured in the book Drug Abuse: Opposing Viewpoints. Addiction has a variety of meanings depending on what your viewpoint of addiction. According to dictionary.com, the concrete definition of the word addiction is, “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.” Basically various doctors and therapist consider addiction to be a genetic disorder. “Provocative, controversial, unquestionably incomplete,...
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As the Wikipedia encyclopedia may describe addictions as a chronic disorder proposed to be precipitated by a combination of genetic, biological/pharmacological and social factors, it is viewed in society as an increasing concern that is affecting the majority of the Canadian population. Whether it be addictions ranging from substance abuse to chronic internet use, it's posed as a serious concern to the community. Statistics Canada shows that the total cost of substance abuse was $40 Billion, based on the 2002 census.There are currently seven major addictions that have been classified as harmful. These addictions consist of drug/alcohol, internet, sex, gambling, nicotine &...
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Effects of Internet Pornography
It used to be almost impossible for children to get pornography. Comer stores would place adult magazines such as playboy on the top rack behind all the other magazines so that only the title was visible and it was out of reach of children. Movie stores would have separate rooms at the front of the store for their porn videos; this way they could monitor who went into the room. In today's technologically advanced society, pornographic magazines and videos are becoming extinct. Computer users can easily search for sex sites, with millions and millions or results. All it talks is the click of the mouse and children can visit any site they want. There is...
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How excessive Internet use increasingly inflicts negative effects on our society
"An estimated 147 million people worldwide accessed the Internet at least once a week from their businesses and home--more than double the 61 million who browsed the Net in 1996, according to a recent report by Computer Industry Almanac."
The current estimated statistics show that there are over 63 million home internet users, and with the growing importance of the Internet in everyday life, excessive use and its negative effects are growing. Research shows excessive Internet usage is associated to several growing problems; A few examples are Internet crimes against children, identity theft,...
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IntroductionThere 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 with...
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A 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 internet addiction 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 impairment....
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My First Computer, My First Wife
She packed, moved, and said good-bye. Well, at least I still have the computer! Do I have a problem spending too much time online? Sure I do. Many people spend too much time online. Some people also spend too much time reading, watching television, and working. But do they have TV addiction disorder, book addiction, and work addiction being suggested as legitimate mental disorders in the same category as schizophrenia or depression? Or as a legitimate reason to get a divorce? I think not.
What most people, who are accused of internet addiction, are really suffering from is the desire to not want to deal with other problems in their lives....
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Video Game Addiction: Do we need a Video Gamers Anonymous?
Super Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Street Fighter are familiar names to nearly all of us. They are all best selling games of major video game consoles. Over 9.8 billion dollars were spent on video games in the United States during 2001 alone, and video game consoles are present in 36 million homes in the United States (1). With the increasing amount of time that people are spending on video games, one is left to wonder if it is possible to become addicted to video games. Do we need a Video Gamers Anonymous?
Addiction has been defined as "A primary, chronic disease, characterized by impaired control over the use of...
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Think about your Internet usage. How much time out of your daily life do you spend online? Does your use of the Internet take a toll on your diet, exercise and sleep? Think about today’s young people. They cannot remember a time when they did not have computers and cell phones. While technology and the Internet are useful tools to get information fast, the increasing use of the Internet by adolescents is taking a toll on their physical and emotional development. This increase in use of the Internet is causing several health issues in adolescents; these include problems with nutrition, exercise, and unhealthy sleep patterns, all of which can lead to a multitude of adolescent developmental...
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Addiction, addict, addicted, and addicting, are all words that are socially frowned upon. Yet adolescent addiction is on the rise, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, prescription drug use in particular is on the rise. On the other hand, use of cigarette smoking, alcohol use, and hallucinogens have decreased, but marijuana use has remained the same. Most addiction starts at the adolescent age when teens are trying to find themselves, and find relief from the social problems they encounter (Parvizy 2005). Researchers have looked into the different factors that can increase the risk of an adolescent becoming addicted to some form of drug or alcohol.
In 2005, Parvizy et.al....
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Is the Internet good for Society?From the reading I have done, and the conclusions I have drawn, I think that the internet is not good for society.First of all, the internet has gotten so technical that at times its impossible to find what you are looking for. If you don't know what you are doing you will end up lost and frustrated. Some people may even end up where they shouldn't be. What about the people that are researching a topic but don't use the computer very often? There are so many different places to look that they don't even know where to begin.More and More people in society today are...
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George Carlin once stated, "Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town" (ThinkExist, 1999-2009). Addiction is a disease that, if not treated and triumphed over, can eventually lead to death. "In medical terminology, an addiction is a chronic neurobiological disorder that has genetic, psychosocial, and environmental dimensions and is characterized by one of the following: the continued use of a substance despite its detrimental effects, impaired control over the use of a drug (compulsive behavior), and preoccupation with a drug's use for non-therapeutic purposes (i.e. craving the...
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The 21st century has seen an increase in the use of technology. Scenarios of individuals walking while listening to their iPods, people at restaurants using their iPads or mobile phones are common. Young children at homes are increasingly playing video games. In colleges and other institutions of higher learning, students are increasingly using technology devices such as the iPod, to listen to music between classes and sometimes during lectures. Based on different literature, there are very differing views on whether technology does cause social isolation or whether it increases social interaction. How technology leads to social isolation or increases social interaction depends on how an...
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PornographyWhat is pornography? Porn, no matter how you phrase it is basically watching other people take action in sexual pleasures to satisfy our sexual urges. To me it's our virtual partner when our "real" partner is not around. What I mean by that is, when your girlfriend/boyfriend is not there or unable to satisfy you sexually, most people will turn to pornography to do so. Some people find porn to be repulsive, others a sanctuary (however strange that sounds). I believe that porn does much more good than it does harm. It has become a much bigger part of everyday life than imagined, and is only getting bigger (no pun intended).Just to show how big the pornography...
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Many people view the internet as the World Wide Web, connecting the population together and sharing information on a global scale. However, others look at it as a grotesque web that is entangling humanity with unintelligence. Whether positive or negative, it is indubitable that in the past years, society has become extremely reliant upon the internet. Every day, millions of people around the world use the internet for many different purposes: commerce, communication, social networking, work, education, entertainment, and more. Because the internet is used on a daily basis while providing graphic stimulation and frequent distractions, certain individuals are starting to believe that it...
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On the night of my first Media and Society class, my instructor Ann, sternly stated (while going over the class syllabus) that we were not to use our, smart phones, computers, etc. for personal use only class related reasons or taking notes. No social media networks, tweeting or sending messages. I found myself thinking this is an adult college program; why was it necessary for her to tell us that? Is there a problem here that required such a statement? Ann then asked how many of us use “Social Media” (that is what the class is about, media and its effect on society) what we use it for, how often we use it and if we ever turned our connection off. When I heard some of the answers I was...
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Feeling anxious, Sarah asked for her phone back so she could look at her Facebook notification. Her mom said no but she just kept on begging and begging for it back until her mom noticed… Sarah was crying over an electronic device. At that point she understood that her daughter was falling into the deep, dark hole of social media addiction.
Why are social sites like a drug to some people? Is it normal to use the Internet a lot? What really makes a person addicted to a social media site? To answer these crucial questions, one must understand completely what an addiction is. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not only drug, alcohol and sex related but is defined as the habitual repetition of...
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On planet Earth, billions of people engage in sexual intercourse. This is because of the subconscious need humans have to reproduce and ensure the survival of their species. However, the benefits of abstaining from sexual relations of any kind until married outweigh the benefits of non-abstinence from sex. In the modern era, abstinence from sex before marriage is preferable to non-abstinence from sex before marriage. The prevention of unplanned pregnancies, dangerous sexually transmitted diseases, and internet pornography addictions are reasons why abstinence should be chosen over non-abstinence.
Unplanned pregnancies are prevalent throughout the world as part of the population growth...
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Tears begin to fall down a child’s face. Her body goes into shock out of fear. Her mother warned her about watching inappropriate content, and there it was, right on her computer screen. This could not have happened though. All she was doing was casually browsing the internet before a pop-up appeared. Although it may seem hard to believe, the major cause of events such as this is the lack of censorship on the internet. Internet censorship relates to the removal of offensive, inappropriate, or controversial content published online. The current problem with the internet is that there are few restrictions on what can be published or viewed. Several sites on the internet only offer a warning...
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Social Medias Impact on College Students
Over time, social media addiction in college students all around the world has become a serious problem. Not only is an addiction going on, grades are being severely affected. If this issue continues to be overlooked the statistics will show that college students’ grades will get even worse. Three billion people in the world use at least one form of social media websites. Of those three billion, half of them are in the 18-29 years old. Introducing regulations and making sure that students are not logging onto social media websites as frequently is how social media addiction is going to be fixed.
In today’s society, very few recognize that social...
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The internet should not be censored.
Now what information could the government be hiding from us? This will be a question asked more often if the government's internet filter proposal goes through. The internet filter can hide information about controversial topics from existence in Australia. We citizens are to make our opinions and then vote for who we think has our best opinions. This is undemocratic, and is also against our human right of free speech. China is the best know example where internet filtering is involved, and what do we think of the Chinese government. Do we want the Australian government to become like the Chinese government? Internet censorship today is unproductive,...
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"Is gambling as addictive as drugs?"I caught initial interest in researching gambling addiction after watching a documentary on casinos one afternoon. I began to wonder how much money they must be making with such a business with endless customers. When it comes to the issue of gambling addiction, it is possibly comparable to what tobacco companies do, feed off addiction till there is nothing left to take.Gambling comes in many forms; from the harmless bet between your brothers or the occasional lottery ticket, but the most dangerous kind of gambling is when the gambler is no longer interested in the fun aspect of the bet. When a gambler no longer plays for fun, but for...