Related Literature: Problematic Internet Use

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CHAPTER 1 The Problem and the Review of Related Literature Problematic Internet use Internet was considered as casual and common practice of everyday life. Internet is a universal connecting of computers that enable information transfer. It was established by the U. S Department of Defense in early 1960’s (Schneider, Evans etc., 2006), primarily for military purposes. Since then, the continuous enhancement of Internet technology has provided an exceptional level of public accessibility to a wide range of forms of communication, intra-organizational and inter-organizational email; data storage, management and transfer; social websites like Facebook, YouTube and Messaging such as Twitter, Messenger and so on. Because of the advancement of…show more content…
While this may not seem like a very large portion of the world’s population, the growth in the use of the Internet has since then dramatically increased. The rate of growth of Internet use between 2000 and 2010 was 444.9%. (Internet World Stats, 2010), besides in the Philippines 39.43% of the Filipinos population were Internet Users in 2014; the growth rate in Internet use was even larger than for the world as a whole according to IMMAP, it may still be expected to increase grammatically because of the falling cost of both Internet access and device; it is also estimated that about two-third of Internet users are below 30 years old. It is now accept that there could be widespread “addiction” to Internet in particular among college and university students (Chou & Hsiao, 2000; Morahan-Martin & Schumacher, 2000; Kim et al., Kubey et al, 2001; Fortson et al., 2007; Yan et al., 2009) . As of now, people spend much time on the Internet causing them to be called the Net generation. Internet addiction or Problematic Internet use is characterized by enormous or poorly controlled preoccupations, urges or behaviors as regard to computer use and Internet access that lead to…show more content…
According to research results, regardless of lower Internet insertion than in many other markets in the region, 39 % of the Filipinos admit that spending time online and doing social networking has become addicting. It may also be that spending time online has already kept many adults from getting enough sleep (46 %) and enough exercise (44 %). According to AIA, “ As connectivity continues to grow in the Philippines, Internet addiction is a problem likely to grow in magnitude”. Loneliness Loneliness affects not only the brain, but also the whole body. Such a negative emotion may make one unable to concentrate; this may also affect the energy of the body, causing a person to be less expressive. Loneliness is treated as social isolation, and an important contributor to the development of psychological and health-related problems, especially among
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