Always online or on the line?
The internet has been an important utility in our daily life. To some, it is used to access information and to reach out. But to others, it is life itself. What happens when there is no connection? Does it feel like someone has turned off your life-support system? Or do you feel like pulling someone else’s plug (switches or charger)? Here is what you need to know
Internet Addiction is defined as any online-related, compulsive behaviour which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and one’s work environment. Internet addicts make the Internet a priority more important than family, friends, and work. The Internet becomes the organizing principle of addicts’ lives. They are willing to sacrifice what they cherish most in order to preserve and continue their unhealthy behaviour.
Forms of Internet Addiction are such as:
Meeting 5 of the criteria of the Internet Addiction Diagnostic Questionnaire (IADQ) means you could be addicted.
Physical Symptoms of Internet Addiction
HELPING OTHERS WITH INTERNET ADDICTION