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If a person is addicted to the internet they may have several other addictions, for example alcohol or drugs could be one. Works Cited "Addictions in Children and Adolescents | Ohel Children's Home and Family Services." Addictions in Children and Adolescents | Ohel Children's Home and Family Services. N.p., n.d. Web.
Reading or watching news about internet addiction issue may lead audience to believe is real and can be generalized. Media coverage offers that internet addiction shares negative facets of alcohol and drug addiction (Brian 110). For instance, symptoms of withdrawal, tolerance, negative life impacts, and craving are present. As Johnson (690) points out, internet addiction has resulted in consequences like failing school, relationships and family problems. Some of the media reports on the consequences of internet addiction are constructed to make the news appealing.
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According to research, adolescents who suffer from an addiction to the Internet are likely to suffer from symptoms similar to those of other addictions such as “a negative impact on identity formation and change the structure of the developing brain. In addition to this, it may negatively affect cognitive functioning, lead to poor academic performance and engagement in risky activities, poor dietary habits, low quality of interpersonal relations, and self-injurious behavior in adolescents” (Griffiths, Kuss, Shorter, van de Mheen, & van Rooij, 2013). Researchers have found that Internet addiction likes company, that is, this condition often has a high comorbidity rate with other disorders and addictions such as depressive disorders, social phobia, insomnia, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders. Some of the more intense disorders that Internet addiction likes to cohabitate with are schizophrenia and elevated hostility levels (Griffiths, Kuss, Shorter, van de Mheen, & van Rooij, 2013). Researchers have also found a link between personality traits and Internet addiction prevalence.
In the 20th century, one of the leading services today is the mass media and specially appearing of the internet. The advent of the internet has had a strong influence on the life and spirit of student learning in dynamic environments and busy life today. Using the internet to meet the learning needs and research are indispensable for today's students. However, apart from the surface to meet the practical needs for academic life and work, many students came to the purpose of entertainment from the internet and abuse it almost all of the time. From internet access to recreational purposes, many game manufacturers have created templates online games with high profile and attract a large part of the youth.