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Digital Health & Wellness - Internet Addiction

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Evonnie Jones

on 24 February 2013

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Transcript of Digital Health & Wellness - Internet Addiction


-Track Internet time
-Disconnect the Internet
-Create a study plan for
each subject(allow short
breaks for Internet use)
-Plan activities with family
and friends
-Don't waste time while
-Keep computer in public
place Prevention/Control

-Treat the Internet as a tool
-Be a good role model
-Get involved in clubs and sports
-Block access to frequently used sites (chat rooms, porn sites, gaming rooms) Digital
Health & Wellness Who's at Risk? -People who have:
Anxiety, Depression, Other
addictions, Stress, No support
-Unhappy teenagers
-People who are less mobile
or socially active
-Unmonitored teenagers &
-People using the computer
more than 2 hours/day
-Men & Women suffering
from the "empty nest" Stories of Internet
Addicts •Losing track of time online
•Having trouble completing tasks at
work or home.
•Neglecting or isolation from family and friends.
•Feeling guilty or defensive about your Internet use.
•Feeling a sense of euphoria while involved in Internet activities
•Tired in the morning
•Grades drop Focus Question: How can teachers identify and prevent Internet addiction? OBJECTIVE: Teachers will be able to identify signs of Internet addiction and
ways of preventing and controlling
Internet addiction. INTERNET ADDICTION Signs Are you addicted? RELATED QUESTIONS:
1. What is Internet addiction?
2. What are the signs of Internet addiction?
3. Who is at risk for Internet addiction?
4. How can Internet addiction be prevented? STANDARDS: NETS-T 4.A; NETS-A 5.B Definition
Cases Described as an impulse control disorder which does not involve the use of any intoxicating drug. http://www.addictionrecov.org/Addictions/index.aspx?AID=43 - Cyber-sex Addiction
- Cyber-Relationship Addiction
- Net Compulsion
- Information Overload
- Computer Addiction http://www.helpguide.org/mental/internet_cybersex_addiction.htm -has the many of the basic hallmarks of any other addiction
-noticeable changes in the brains, such as in the brain areas that control attention, executive control, and emotion processing Similar to what you see happening in the brains of people addicted to cocaine, heroine, special K, and other substances http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2012/10/02/the-new-mental-health-disorder-internet-addiction/ -Research on Internet addiction originated in the US by Dr. Kimberly Young.
-Growing number of cases in countries such as Italy, Pakistan, Iran, Germany, the Czech Republic, China, Korea, and Taiwan http://netaddiction.com/ •Feelings of restlessness,
moodiness, depression, or irritability when attempting to cut down use of the Internet.
•Neglecting sleep to stay online
•Lies to family members, therapists, or others to conceal the extent of involvement with the Internet. Physical signs of Internet addiction
•Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pain and numbness in hands and wrists)
•Dry eyes or strained vision
•Back aches and neck aches; severe headaches
•Sleep disturbances
•Pronounced weight gain or weight loss To see videos in entirety see links below:

Story of an Addict:

Trapped by Internet addiction:
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