What is Internet Addiction How long have you been sitting there in front of your screen Are you spending more and more time clicking and typing, typing and clicking Is there nothing else you rather do It is not surprising that many people find it hard to believe that using a computer can be a problem for them. It helps you be productive, it is entertaining, it is interesting; but addictive
Using the Internet is like other potentially compulsive activities, such as shopping, exercise, eating, etc.. Most people who become involved in these behaviors derive pleasure from them, and can engage in the activity without much trouble. There is a small percent, however, for whom the behavior take over their life, instead of being an enjoyable deterrent.
Dr. Kimberly Brown of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has attempted to reveal concrete evidence supporting the Internet Addiction claim in her study. The study investigated the possible existence of Internet Addiction and the problems caused by potential over-use.
Dr. Young solicited volunteers by way of newspaper ads, flyers and support groups via the Internet. Of the potential 605 participants (an extremely small percent of
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