I recently boarded a flight on a well-known airline and was dismayed to discover that they do not yet offer in-flight domestic Wi-Fi. What? How can that possibly be? It’s 2013. ` I’ve been flying with access to the internet for at least three years now. Some airlines are even beginning to offer Wi-Fi access on transatlantic [...]
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A behavioral addiction is one that does not involve dependence on a chemical substance. Traditionally, experts have categorized addictions as chemical or behavioral and really only considered the former to be a true addiction. This means that according to the professionals in psychology, psychiatry, and other disciplines, you can only really be addicted to drugs [...]
How many hours did people wait in line this summer for the newest Apple product? That smartphones and tablets can create such a furor among the populace should be a warning bell. Now, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has announced its intention to list Internet-use disorder as a clinical mental health condition. According to the [...]
A recent survey of nearly 1.75 million Korean youth showed that four out of every 100 are at risk for an Internet addiction. Although, this years’ number is slightly lower than last year’s, the rate is still quite high.
Many parents are starting to enroll their children in classes for social skills because they believe screen addictions cause them to lack the communication and social skills necessary to begin kindergarten.
A recent study suggests that adolescents with a large network of friendships on such social outlets as Facebook and Twitter cause them to be more apt to drink alcohol. Parents don’t deny the influence their children’s’ peers have on them, but they do wonder just how far their influence stretches.
Just how attached are you to technology? Does leaving your cell phone at home cause you to panic? How many text messages do you send/receive over the course of a day?
We all know habits are hard to break. As more people are becoming obsessed with checking their smartphones for updates, emails, and friend streams there is a concern that those habits can become addictive. In a recent report on Science Daily researchers shared their concerns about so-called "checking habits" of smartphone users throughout the waking [...]
The use of social media sites such as Facebook and MySpace are increasing problematic for many users. The nature of the sites, our access to them via many devices (PC’s, laptops, iPads, cellphone browsers, text messaging and email) are conducive to obsessiveness and compulsive use. Additionally, these sites offer a theoretically unlimited social access to an unlimited [...]
As the Internet becomes the center of many teens’ social life, research, and homework, some parents wonder whether time using it should be limited. Much of life is becoming focused on the use of the Internet, and determining how much is too much can be difficult. Teens can spend hours doing homework using the Internet, [...]