Internet Addiction & Social Networking Susy Briseno English Final Project
Symptoms of Internet Addiction [IAD] Losing track of time online Having trouble completing tasks at work or home Isolation from family and friends Feeling guilty or defensive about your Internet use
Greater risk for addiction if… If you suffer from anxiety If you are depressed If you have any other addictions If you lack social support If you’re a teenager If you are less mobile or socially active than you are used to
Self help tips for breaking the addiction Identify any underlying reasons that needs treatment Increase your coping skills Strengthen your support network
Internet addiction treatment Therapy and counseling Group support
Social Networking Myspace Twitter Facebook & more
Ashton kutcher & Ellen DeGeneres have more twitter followers than the entire population of Ireland, Norway, & panama!
Social networking has increased by large numbers just over the last year & is expected to increase even more. It also looks like myspace my lose its title as the #1 social networking site to its competitor facebook by the year 2010.
Works cited… "Internet Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, and Self-Help." Helpguide.org: Understand, Prevent and Resolve Life's Challenges. Web. 06 Dec. 2009. <http://www.helpguide.org/mental/internet_cybersex_addiction.htm>. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkGIBIuiZcI