Many kids spend hours and hours long chatting on the net. Which is fine, but not if it interferes with other aspects of their lives. It’s not surprising that Internet addiction would become a problem with the younger generation, since they’re growing up immersed with computer technology and feel more comfortable interacting over the computer than us old fogies. But what makes the Internet so addicting though? I think it’s because it can serve as an escape from pain or from not fitting in. Just like drugs and alcohol can serve as an escape. From my limited understanding of Internet addiction, the warning signs are:
- if you keep your time spent on the Internet a secret from friends and families.
- if you find yourself spending increasing amounts of time on the Internet, yet it still doesn’t satisfy you.
- if you have more personal conversations on the Internet than off