The twenty-first century has brought us rapid improvements in technology, however, with the improvements comes a higher risk of Internet addiction among people of all ages. In a nutshell, Internet addiction is commonly found in teens, and is referred to as IVD (Internet Use Disorder). Many Psychiatrists debate over whether Internet Addiction is a mental disorder or not. Internet addiction is divided into three categories: excessive gaming, sexual preoccupation, and e-mail/text messaging addiction (Medindia, 4). No matter the type of addiction a person falls into, every addict can trace their addiction to a core problem with their lives.
Some of the websites that cause people to be attached to the internet are social media, gaming, porn, internet surfing, gambling and a few more. If we use the internet wisely, it will benefit us as opposed to harming us in the long run. The United States and China both agree that computer gaming is a major issue causing internet addiction which is why they are focusing their attention on behavior from online gaming. “Nearly all researchers agree that Internet addiction exists, even if the terms they use to define this addiction differ” (Lawrence M. Paska and Zheng Yan). A test recently came out called the Internet addiction test to try and discover if users were addicted to the internet.
Cyber porn raised so many first amendment questions when the government tries to regulate who controls the flow of all that information. In my opinion the only reason pornography is on the internet is a big deal is because kids are now learning about sex at an early age. But in reality, these pornographic relation sites are only a very small fraction of the million sites out there on the World Wide Web. There has been a big discussion of suggestions a rating system. There has been a rating system for sex, violence, nudity and bad vocabulary that was successful with being on video games and movies.
For others, this has caused serious problems. Parents who have children know what troubles Internet pornography can bring. Not only do actual pictures and services provide a venue for profits to be made, but software preventing the easy access has became more popular as well. If your thinking of starting your own business, try starting you own porno site. With millions of users daily the Internet is an entrepreneur's paradise.
The effect of Internet addiction To the society Why it occurs? The reasons of causing Internet addiction is the internet can provide special feel. It just like drugs provides the “high” feeling and addicts become dependent on this cyberspace high to feel abnormal. It let the Internet users’ loss self- control and addicted to Internet. Also from the survey of Better Health Channel shows that most of the men addict to Internet because of spending too much time to view pornographic and for the women they are attracted by the chat rooms.
Introduction According to Addictions.com, the advancement in communications’ technology has generated another level of diagnosable addiction, Internet addiction (“What is Internet Addiction?”). As stated in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Internet addiction is caused by excessive computer use and Internet access, leading to irregularity in behaviour (Weinstein and Lejoyeux 277). Examples of websites that users are mostly addicted to include online gaming, chat rooms and social media sites. This topic of interest is important and captivating to most, since the Internet has become an integral part in many people’s daily lives. A survey conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that as of September 2013, 86% of American adults use the Internet, up from 14% in 1995 (“ Pew Internet and American Life Project”).
The Software Piracy Problem in China 1. The truth: Software piracy at issue in China. Surprisingly, software counterfeiting has such a profitable global market that “organized criminal groups using the proceeds from software counterfeiting to pay for terrorist operations overseas”, according to Brad Smith, Microsoft general counsel international.  Even though most people nowadays are aware of pirated software either from various news medium, or by seeing illegal software copies distributed among friends or students in their personal PCs, it would still be a shocking fact that, in the year 2000, software companies estimated that they lost $12 billion in revenue because of counterfeiting. That's 15% of the industry's $80 billion in worldwide sales.
Why do people get addicted to games online and how can we help them to control their time on internet? Is internet addiction a big problem in the world? Some people suggest that computers and games online are not so bad if they are not used out of balance (2008 ). However, some people say internet addiction is a problem of the public health (2008 ). Addiction is an illness which makes addicted people unable to control the amount of time they spend on playing game s. This is a big problem of every country in the world.
bad Internet use. The Internet provides a ton of information and entertainment, and can be accessed from most smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. (“Internet & Computer Addiction” N.P.) It is in this part of the article when the author explains how there is a difference between using the Internet as a tool, meaning when it is necessary, and taking advantage of it, and relying on it way too much. Many people do not realize they have Internet addiction and don’t realize that because they are so into the viral life they are loosing track of time, they have trouble completing tasks, and Isolation from important people such as family and friends.
Their dependence on the internet is contributed to this lack of freedom; online gaming provides an escape from real life. Internet addiction is such a large problem in China that the government has placed stronger regulations on the internet and internet cafes. The older generations in China, those who were unable to grow up with internet, find serious issues with the amount of power the internet contains. This older generation expresses concerns over how quickly this internet epidemic has spread over the Chinese youth and how powerfully the internet has consumed the newer generations. China’s strict regulation and control of the internet has created a huge problem for Chinese youth in internet addiction.