Introduction Internet Addiction Essay
Essay on Internet Addiction
636 Words3 Pages
Since its initial arrival in the average household, the Internet has become a very widely exercised source of communication. At any given moment, there is an endless amount of information streaming through Internet accessible computers. The chance to interact with other people is another tempting feature of the Internet. Unfortunately, with this new commodity, also comes the possibility of abuse and addiction.
Internet addiction has become an exceedingly negative power in today's culture. What causes Internet Addiction? Several different causes could be to blame, but one of the most widely believed theories is that of a personality disorder. In the essay entitled…show more content…
Potera's essay is mostly informative, where she is explaining the causes and effects of this particular disorder. She also presents different solutions to this problem from several different expert sources studying this field. There are several occasions where a comparison between alcoholics or gamblers and those "addicted" to the Internet is being established. The essay is very effective because is establishes the causes, effects, and even some solutions to the problems with pathological Internet use.
Potera makes a very sound case by using all the professional sources, which made it easy for me to comprehend. I do not have any objections to her argument. My only problem with the essay was the fact that she did not state her own opinion enough to make it seem that she had an interest in the subject. Without her opinion, it makes me feel that she is not confident in what she in writing about, and that she is using ideas that are not even hers. She is focused on informing people about this disorder, and mostly likely directing her essay toward those already addicted or those having access to the Internet. People that read this essay that have or are at risk of becoming dependant on the Internet gain a real insight and idea of how to diagnose and treat this flaw such as the "It's 4 A.M. and I Can't-Uh, Won't-Log Off" (Potera) workshop created my Jacob
The Causes and Effects of Internet Addiction
1842 WordsJan 17th, 20128 Pages
What is internet addiction? * Internet Addiction: Destroying your mind. “Your Brain on Clicks”
There are a lot of people today in the world, especially in the Philippines who may have been addicted to different kinds of vices. One of these may probably be called “internet addiction.” Men and women, even youngsters these days are being pulled out from their spiritual lives by the wickedness of this world and even, I myself have been greatly affected by this. Satan is attacking us slowly, that we didn’t notice what our lives may be doing, because we may usually think it is normal to be addicted to internet, but we know that God hates it. He is a jealous God. God has been hurt in many ways because when He calls us, we can’t hear because…show more content…
Recognizing this signs will help computer addicts confront and deal with their addiction and if it still goes on a person should consider getting support from friends and loved ones or seeking professional help if they suspect that they are slowly becoming addicted to the net. * What are the main causes of internet addiction? A real addiction negatively affects home life, interpersonal relationships, work, and emotional health. Often an addiction will negatively impact a person's physical health as well. * A large preoccupation with being online. Often an individual will think a lot about their last session online, and be excited about the next time they can access the Web. * An individual needs to use the Internet more frequently to get satisfaction from the activity. * Feeling bored, upset, restless, moody, depressed or anxiety-ridden when they can't be online. * Becoming angry when someone needs the computer or refusing to share time - most common in households where there are shared computers. * Forgets all about time when online. * Can't stop getting online, no matter how hard they try. * Compulsive lying to friends and family about time spent online. * Puts a job, relationship, or other responsibility at risk in order to continue to spend time online. For example, a person may cancel a date, miss a family