Is all of technology improvement fault for Internet Addiction? Internet addiction is a very common phenomenon, the word “addiction” has rigorous meaning in medical science. Addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. The term has been partially replaced by the word dependence for substance abuse. Addiction has been extended, however, to include mood-altering behaviors or activities.
B. Today, we are more dependent on Internet especially social networking such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on. Social networking addiction are growing among teenagers. They are spending more time on social media rather than communicate with others in their daily life. If uncontrolled by parents, young peoples can get addicted to social network.
How Internet Addiction Affects You Physically These are statistics that show how the Internet can affect you in different ways, from no affect to severe affect: 1) Academic/ Mild 2%, Moderate 40%, Severe 58% 2) Relationship/ Mild 2%, Moderate 45%, Severe 53% 3) Financial/ Mild 10%, Moderate 38%, Severe 52% 4) Occupational/ Mild 15%, Moderate 34%, Severe 51% 5) Physical/ None 75%, Mild 15%, Moderate 10%, Severe 0% At last I believe that in this world everyone should have some form of internet addiction. The severity of the addiction is what differs. Technology in these days plays a huge role in today’s society. We rely on the internet for information and other daily activities.
It also carries network services, most prominently mobile apps such as social media apps, world-wide web, electronic email, multiplayer online games, internet telephone, and file sharing services. It has enabled new forms of social interaction, activities and social association. This phenomenon has arisen to the study of sociology of the internet. Oppositely, Internet Addiction is a proposal but unproven disorder that involves their excessive internet usage to the extent that it interferes with daily life. Excessive use may be determined by losing track of time neglecting basic drives such as hunger and sleep, withdrawal systems and negative behaviors including anger, fatigue and social isolation.
2013). The study indicates a result that youths are indeed more susceptible to Internet addiction. Pathological Internet use defined Internet addiction as an individual’s inability to control his or her use of Internet, can eventually causes psychological, social, school and/or work difficulties in a person’s life (Young and Rogers 1998). Users who spend a significant amount of time online often experience academic, economic, relational and occupational problems, as well as physical disorders. Addicted users were more to be likely depressed than non-addicted.
Some teens find the need to continually check their social media, and many others are addicted to online games. These teens may spend multiple hours a day sitting in one spot on the computer feeding into these addictions. This means that these teens who have these addictions often only have a limited amount of exercise, which can be very dangerous for their physical health. Obesity, carpal tunnel syndrome, and muscle aches are just a few of the physical consequences that teens who are addicted to online use can face. These teens will also have a greater chance of having physical problems, such as arthritis or diabetes, when they are older.
Especially teenagers, they like network games and social tools very much. “The definition of addiction is that it is an acquired, strong need to perform a specific activity or continued use of mood alerting substances. Increasing discussion about the development of Internet addiction, which like other addictions, have their roots in depression, impaired assessment esteem and social anxiety shows that it affects all users of the global network, regardless of gender or age”(PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS - A PILOT STUDY.). Many teenagers are curious about everything, can not control themselves, more concerned about normal learning and life. They like exciting things like games and online dating.
Whether it is substance abuse, sex addiction or being a kleptomaniac, all these addictions share similar symptoms. With internet addiction, some may view it from the outside looking in as normal behavior in today’s world, especially parents of kids who are constantly online or play videos games that allow for them to connect with others through it. However, if a child or even a fully-grown adult does not have any limits set in place on their time spent on the internet, it could easily turn into a full-blown dependency. People who are shy, timid, and insecure in real life most likely to develop internet addictions through games that allow for people to create a fake life online. Additionally, people who are just generally unhappy with how their real life is are more vulnerable to internet dependency.