Archive by category Internet Addiction

Addicted To Google Glass?!

Addicted To Google Glass?!

As our use of technology and devices expands into all areas of our lives, it seems inevitable that some people will become addicted to smartphones, computers, gaming and social media. One of the newest and most fascinating devices to hit the market, Google Glass, could further change the way we interact and use media. It […]

Internet Compulsion Comes And Goes, Researchers Find

Internet Compulsion Comes And Goes, Researchers Find

People affected by Internet addiction have a dysfunctional relationship with one or more aspects of Internet use, including such things as playing games, using social media or participating in general “surfing.” The American Psychiatric Association has yet to formulate a precise definition for such an addiction, but researchers and addiction specialists have developed screening tools […]

The Dangers Of Internet Addiction

The Dangers Of Internet Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson While smoking and risky sex have decreased among teens, a recent story in the Los Angeles Times called texting the “addiction du jour” for this age group. In fact, texting while driving has become one of the riskiest activities anyone, not just teenagers, can take part in. Pew surveys have found that […]

Can You Get Addicted To Facebook?

Can You Get Addicted To Facebook?

Facebook is the enormously popular social media site used by more than half of all U.S. adults and more than two-thirds of U.S. preteens and teenagers. Some individuals use the site so frequently that researchers have begun to wonder if excessive Facebook use might qualify as a form of addiction. In a study published in […]

Resources For Social Media Addiction

Resources For Social Media Addiction

Our modern conveniences, like the Internet, tablet computers, social media and smartphones, have made our lives better in many ways. But there is also a downside. Most of us have developed some serious habits when it comes to using these technologies. We find it difficult to unplug and stop looking at screens. The constant flow […]

How Can You Tell If You’re Addicted To The Internet?

How Can You Tell If You’re Addicted To The Internet?

A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that a relatively small percentage of Internet users will develop dysfunctional patterns of behavior that could qualify them for a diagnosis of an Internet addiction. Such an addiction is not currently officially diagnosable in the U.S.; however, the American Psychiatric Association has set down preliminary guidelines for diagnosing […]

Are You At Risk For Internet Addiction?

Are You At Risk For Internet Addiction?

Internet addiction is a commonly used term for a pattern of Internet use that significantly decreases a person’s level of mental well-being or diminishes the ability to meet personal or social obligations. Although substantial scientific evidence supports the existence of this form of addiction, it is not officially recognized as an illness by the American […]