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Internet Addiction

Internet Stress Is On The Rise, Says New Study

Posted 04.15.2013 | Health News

Does the thought of losing your Internet connection make your pulse quicken? If so, you're not alone. According to a recent study, UK workers would ra...

6 Signs Your iPhone Is Stressing You Out (And How To Deal)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.25.2013 | Teen

Being constantly connected is a basic fact of life for millennials: If you're a Gen Y-er, you probably carry around a mini-computer in your pocket at ...

A Weekend Without the Internet

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

I can't stop interacting with screens. I'm using one now, of course, to write this post -- a moment of necessary productivity -- yet I am tethered to an array of devices in an almost constant cycle of euphoric use, excited overuse and crushing regret.

Internet Use Disorder: What Do Parents Need to Know?

Danya Braunstein | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents
Danya Braunstein

Regardless of whether it's called an addiction, whether it's focused on the Internet or any other digital object, if your child displays a number of the signs below, it would be advisable to make some changes within your family.

Virtual Vices Show Shift In American Morality

Religion News Service | Daniel Burke | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) The seven deadly sins have new partners in crime. Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and...

Technology: Helping or Harming Childhood?

Madison Williams | Posted 02.09.2013 | Teen
Madison Williams

Imagine your life without the latest technology. Imagine it without the Internet. Without a computer. Without a 4G Network. Without a smartphone. Would you be able to survive?

Hooked? How To Kick An Internet Addiction

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Although there's no official diagnosis for Internet or social media addiction, in my view, if it negatively impacts other areas of a person's life and use becomes more and more frequent, then at minimum it's a dependence, and at worst it's an addiction. Don't fear, though -- it is treatable.

Tech Addicts Are Getting Younger And Younger

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Park Jung-in, an 11-year-old South Korean, sleeps with her Android smartphone instead of a teddy bear. When the screen bea...

Is Technology the New Opiate of the Masses?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Yes, folks, everywhere you look these days, you see people "shooting up" their technological "drug" of choice, whether emails, text messages, Twitter or Facebook feeds, YouTube videos, streaming movies and TV shows, or playing app games on their smartphones.

Have I Failed My Children By Loving Technology?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Every generation is a social experiment with no control group, resulting in young adults who are products of their times and who then go on to raise children who, in turn, are products of different times.

It's a Connected World

Patrick Mott | Posted 11.17.2012 | Teen
Patrick Mott

We all need to disconnect sometimes, even when we think we don't. So next time you're on vacation and you see a beautiful ocean, enjoy it -- don't Instagram it.

Addicted to Facebook? Tips For Cutting Back On Social Media

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

Recently I got a message from a student asking what techniques I would suggest for helping people limit their time on Facebook. Specifically, this student requested suggestions for NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques that could help.

Can You Give Up The Internet On September 2?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology

Do you remember what life was like before Facebook and YouTube? It might be time to revisit those days. This September 2nd, you can join other tech...

Internet Addiction: The Next New Fad Diagnosis

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Science
Allen Frances

There is no doubt that most of us have become hooked on our electronic devices, and that some people are gravely harmed by what develops into an unhealthy and uncontrollable attachment to them. The question is how best to understand, define, and deal with this.

New York City High School Students Speak Out

Michael Jascz | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Michael Jascz

In our Healthy Relationships 101 class, we ask students to keep a record of how they perceive relationships both in their personal lives as well as how they are portrayed in society and the media.

Hyperactive Hyperlinks: Are You Digitally Dysfunctional?

Suzanne Hegland | Posted 09.23.2012 | College
Suzanne Hegland

Like many pleasures in life, use of the internet requires moderation. Digital connection becomes a toxic drug when we're unable to keep our focus and separate real time from screen time.

Can You Disconnect From the 'Matrix'?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Are you a master of technology in which you use it as a tool to enhance the quality of your life? Or are you addicted to your technology such that it actually hurts the quality of your life?

SOLD OUT: Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Hold Huge Rally Against The Internet

Posted 05.18.2012 | Religion

Its the hottest ticket in town. Originally available for $10, tickets to the ultra-Orthodox "anti-Internet" rally on May 20 at the 40,000-seat Citi Fi...

Here Are Some Things Facebook Won't Be Telling You Today

SmartMoney | JAMI MAKAN | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

This article was originally published by SmartMoney.com 1. "We were in the right place at the right time." In the hit movie The Social Network, ...

Reinventing Your Connection to the Web: Time Management in the Digital Age

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.15.2012 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

When you're going online to accomplish specific goals, it's good to make a list and check off everything as you go along. We've all been sidetracked by hyperlinks, and this is part of the addictive quality of the Internet.

Are You A Facebook Addict? Take The Test

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology

This just in: Facebook is addicting. Well, unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, then you probably already know that. But now...

How Long Could You Go WIthout The Internet?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology

Foregoing the Internet is the ultimate challenge for today's social media addicts. But now, one blogger is attempting to do just that. Verge tech ...

Are You Too Busy Capturing Life to Enjoy It?

Daniel Gulati | Posted 06.30.2012 | Technology
Daniel Gulati

In today's world, it's easy to think of your daily personal and professional experiences as notches in a belt, with the aim of creating a sense of appreciation at some future point. But why not let that time be now?

Just One More Byte

Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living

By Hunter R. Slaton Pauline knew she was in trouble from the first time she ever went online, way back in 1994, when she was just a high-school g...

Do We All Have Behavioral Addictions?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

The relentless march to medicalize normality out of existence is opening a new and especially ridiculous front. The DSM-5 suggests providing a new section for "behavioral addictions."