Internet Users Turn Addicts
On June 14, ABC news reported that an "internet-crazed" Cincinnati woman was arrested for neglecting her three young children. The woman reportedly spent 12 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 county custody while the mother was tossed in jail.
The Internet is rapidly becoming an addictive source to a lot of its users. Users of the Internet include students, housewives, and business professionals.
The Internet is the largest source of information in the world today. With its web sites and chat rooms, it is a means of communicating with people in places all over the face of the earth. Since its conception in 1973, the Internet has grown at a whirlwind rate. 51 million adults, were on-line as of the second quarter 1997 in the United States alone. Some say that the Internet is so enjoyable that it is almost addictive.
In his article “internet addiction”, published in 2010 by Reason Magazine, Greg Beato tries to show how internet addiction, an excessive behavior brought up by the psychiatrist Ivan Gilbert, is an important issue for the society and why it should be considered as a behavior disorder. He supports his thesis by using a lot of evidence such as graphics, statistics, and researches. Although, Beato’s arguments about the causes of internet addiction and the reasons why it should add to the DSM are mostly true, some of his observations on the future are pessimistic.
Internet Addiction, which many may know by the terms computer addiction, online addiction, or even Internet addiction disorder is when an individual has impulse-control problems. There are currently five types of internet addiction. The first type is Cybersex Addiction. This is when an individual compulsively uses the internet to watch pornography and go in adult chat rooms. The main effect of cybersex addiction is that it negatively harms the person’s real life relationships. The second of internet addiction is type is Cyber-Relationship Addiction. This is where a person is addiction to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or other sites. People with this type are so addicted that they lose connection with real life friends and family (“Internet & Computer Addiction” 1).
Good morning, today I come to discuss the use of the Internet. Surely most of you at the moment when you decide to do your homework, the first thing you do is turn on the computer and connect to Facebook, and I should admit that I used to be one of those people. For starters, an addiction, is the need that people have to carry out with certain activities as may be eating or drinking, because of the satisfaction that this does to the addict. This is also called "Co-dependency".
Internet addiction has been proven to be unhealthy for many reasons, including mental illness, sleep deprivation, and aggression. Internet addiction can not only cause mental illness, but the government is also trying to diagnose internet addiction as a mental illness. Sleep deprivation is also a problem. If the internet can cause sleep deprivation, then it can also indirectly cause the effects of sleep deprivation. The last unhealthy side effect of internet addiction is aggression (Illnness, Page 1).Children with an addiction to the internet have been proven through research to have different social outcomes.
Decades ago standard of living was as compared to today due to lack of internet and internet devices. Today in the world, day by day, as we became more advance in technology, more and more people start using internet and internet devices on a daily basis. We use it for communication, social media, watching television and other. People start using the internet excessively without thinking of the consequence. Internet addiction is rapidly growing and became a problem in our society. People did not recognize that overuse of internet can be harmful to us. Internet addiction affects our daily life by causing physiological, physical and addicted to a social network. However, we can control this problem caused by internet addiction like physiological
Several studies have shown that many forms of social media are often used excessively and can become addictive (Social Media Addiction). Roughly 10 percent of respondents reported disordered social media use in a 2014 study by the University of Albany, SUNY (McGrath). Another study found “disordered online social networking use was present in 9.7% of the sample surveyed, and significantly and positively associated with scores on the Young Internet Addiction Test, greater difficulties with emotion regulation and problem drinking” (Hormes). The likelihood of a person who has an addictive personality of developing an addiction to social media is especially high because these people most likely possess a “cluster of symptoms of poor emotion regulation skills and heightened susceptibility to both substance and non-substance addiction” (Hormes). The compulsive use of social media websites may result in “the same kind of changes in people 's brains as those caused by drug addiction” (Social Media Addiction). There are many examples of people who become addicted to social media, such as a 15-year-old social media addict named Krishnan (name changed) who spent nearly 16 hours a day on Facebook (Beware). Krishnan “developed an obsessive personality profile and was neglecting priorities of life, including education” (Beware). Dr. Sameer Malhotra, director, mental health and behavioral sciences at
People all over the world use the Internet. It is used as a tool to communicate, do research, or even watch the news. Too much dependence on the Internet can lead a person to suffer from Internet addiction. A very important tool has now become a drug and everyone cannot have enough of it. If it is not used properly it can affect you socially, emotionally, and psychologically. People who are addicted to the Internet are normally teenagers and adults. Some of the symptoms for this condition are: losing track of time, isolation from your friends and family, and having trouble completing important tasks.
Computer and internet have become daily features of our lives. Some people have displaced work, school, friends and even family with computer. When too much time is spent on the computer that it reaches a limit where family, social relationship, school and work life is interrupted, that people may be caught in addiction. Like any other addiction, computer addiction had replaced the importance of life with internet. Computers are bad for your health and decrease attachments with your true life.