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The prevalence of Internet use and the growing realization that it has become an addictive vice for some has spurned the creation of groups such as Webaholics Anonymous, Interneters Anonymous, Netaholics Anonymous, the Internet Addiction Association, and the Internet Addiction Support Group (IASG). All of these self-help groups can be sought on-line, which is rather ironic, given the topic, but nonetheless the groups seek to aid those addicted to using the Internet. The name, Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) has even been given to this growing phenomenon of Internet addiction. "Addiction" as defined by Webster's New World Dictionary is "the condition of being addicted (to a habit) or of being an addict." "Addict," on the other hand, is defined as one who has given oneself up to some strong habit.
Alongside damaging your general intelligence, I believe that it is also possible for a person to become addicted to the internet. When a person becomes addicted to the internet, they not only potentially become less intelligent, like Carr believes, but they also develop mental and psychological problems. I believe that people should become more aware of internet addiction. Once someone becomes addicted to the internet, it is just like a real drug and can be incredibly difficult to detach yourself from it. Although internet addiction has many similar symptoms that addictive drugs have, it is not currently classified as an addiction.
The causes of adolescent internet addiction are outlined by a number of triggering factors. Help Guide (2008) outlines risk factors that can cause adolescents to become addicted to the internet. The first three factors are anxiety, depression and stress. The website states that adolescents may use the internet to distract themselves from the worries and fears that make them anxious and may also use the internet to escape from depression and stress which can further contribute to isolation and stress. The website also states that those who suffer from other addictions, lack of social support, unhappiness, becoming less mobile and socially active and stress can also contribute to the development of internet addiction in adolescents.
2.2.1 The Influence of the Internet on the Psychological Formation of Sexual Offence The stimulation and temptation of pornography on the Internet easily cause the teenagers form incorrectly sexual consciousness or criminal mentality. The Internet's openness also makes it a dump filled with information. As an open platform, all kinds of culture, information can be unlimitedly spread, among which necessarily filled with some pornographic and obscenity web pages against the youth’s physical health. At present, the Internet was ... ... middle of paper ... ...rward relevant preventive measures in order to solve the serious problem. The internet is like nourishing their bodies.
Once we’ve learn to identify the problem how do we deal with it? As technology is becoming faster, better, and increasingly available, the need to study and understand matters corresponding to Internet Addiction Disorder is prevalent now more than ever. Although many case studies have been performed on IAD, describing it to some degree has been difficult. While many psychological professionals agree that spending too much time on the internet is a problem, not all believe that overuse of this particular technology is cause for labeling it as a mental disorder. The term addiction many professional feel should only apply to physical substances ingested into the body.
He explains how the media exaggerates and how some media should not be broadcasted because it is unreliable. “Social media has also created an exciting outlet for the people to see news and stay updated on current events in the world” ("Are Social Networking Sites”). The majority of the media broadcast the troubles and trials the United States have and to some extent people could get ideas from the bad broadcast and could do the same things. Maybe if the media could limit the broadcast of bombing, gun shootings, killing police officers, and much more than all of it would gradually disappear. This report describes the impact of social media on children, adolescents, and families.
The Internet has paved the way for anonymous interactions, effortless communication, and storage for important information, which has dramatically transformed today’s society. Hiding behind an anonymous mask for many internet users may be an empowering experience for them. "On-line or even off-line when people’s identity is hidden they become sort of different people. When our identity is not intact our idea of the consequences are sort of nonexistent" (Anonymity Breeds Bad Behavior on Web). They often tend to develop vulgar language and post vile, chauvinistic, and often threatening comments.
Social media has changed the way people communicate with each other and in turn, has affected our ability to empathize in both negative and positive ways. One of the most harmful consequences is the rise of cyber-bullying, which can be found from a hateful Facebook post by a classmate to anonymous trolling in the comments sections of websites. Some argue that social media is a breeding ground for this type of behavior while others say it would still take place even if you removed the medium. Thomas J. Billitteri’s “Cyberbullying” sees social media as a cause of bullying and states out of the teenagers using social media, forty percent have a least once claimed to have been cyber bullied. Child advocates view the incivility from television reality shows to the political arena as growing to a point where youth have learned it acceptable to humiliate other people as a form of entertainment.
One of the reasons is that some of the addictions on the internet are not possible to be addicted to without the internet. Another reason is that people also need information, and people can get addicted to the internet because they want the information. These are only some of the reasons why the internet should be considered an addictive substance. It is also important to know the difference between being addicted to the internet and being addicted to something on the internet. According to an article written in 2012 titled Internet addiction: how to fight it, it is two different ideas to be addicted to the internet and to be addicted to things such as online gambling and online sex.