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Harmful Effects of Internet Addiction

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Alexandra Morgan

on 4 May 2010

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Internet Addiction What is Internet Addiction? Internet Addictoin Disorder or, (IAD) is most simply defined as excessive comeputer use that interferes with everyday life. What types of internet addiction are there? Internet Addiction Disorder includes...
1. Cybersex or Cyberporn
2. Online Affairs
3. Online Gambling
4. Online Gaming
5. Compulsive Surfing
6. eBay Addiction Who is most prone to intenet addiction? Children, teenagers, and adults who have trouble socializing, a lack of family bonds or a distant family life, low self esteem, or an inablity to experss themselves are most prone to become addicited to the internet. In some extreme cases internet withdrawl for addcited individuals has been known to cause symptoms as sever as, involuntary typing movements, obsessive thinking about what you are missing on the internet, and dreams or fantasies about the internet. Internet addiction is very similar to other types of addiction. Individuals are irritable and anxious when taken away from the internet. They also tell lies to their family members and friends about their time on the internet. It would be hard to say that we all haven't spent countless hours on the internet because of social networking sites and any other internet distractions on a nightly baisis. But does this mean you are ADDICTED?
Impact Sources http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_addiction_disorder




probably not How often do you find that you stay online longer than you intended?
How often do you neglect doing things with your family or friends so that you can stay online?
How often do you make friends online? How often do other people in your life complain about the amount of time you spend online? How often do your grades suffer because of your use of the internet? How often do you check your email, facebook, or twitter before you start school work or another important task that you opened up your computer to do in the first place? How often do you become defensive or secretive when others ask you about the time that you spend online? How often do you block out disturbing things in real life with soothing things on the internet? How often do you find yourself anticipating when you will go online again? How often do you find yourself sleep deprived because you have spent have half the night logged in? Here is a quick quiz just to double check. THE END So what is healthy and what is unhealthy Internet use? There’s no easy answer because each person’s Internet use is so different. You might need to use the Internet extensively for your work, for example, or you might rely heavily on social networking sites to keep in touch with faraway family and friends. Spending a lot of time online isn’t necessarily a problem. But if you’re neglecting your relationships, your work, or other important things in your life, than you may have a problem with Internet addiction. Regardless of the name — Internet addiction, compulsive Internet use, problematic or unhealthy computer use — if your online activities are getting in the way of your “offline” life, it’s time to strike a new balance.

Healthy vs. Unhealthy internet use
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