What are the signs of addiction to internet?

August 6, 2008 7:43am CST
How to prevent internet addiction?
2 responses
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Signs of internet addictions: 1. You check your email every five minutes, and spend more time in chat rooms than chatting in your living room with friends and family. 2. Your relationships suffer because of your internet use. Weak relationships are a sign of internet addiction. 3. Your family and friends complain about your computer use (a sure sign of internet addiction is friends complaining). 4. You hide the amount of time you spend on the internet. This is a strong sign of internet addiction. 5. You hide the websites you surf. Secrecy is a sign of internet addiction. 6. You use your computer to escape problems or avoid reality (this could be a huge sign of an internet addiction or other psychological disorders) 7. You have a hard time staying off the computer for a day or two. 8. You feel preoccupied by the internet when you’re not online. This is a sign of internet addiction. http://it-aid.blogspot.com http://blogging-for-starters.blogspot.com http://softfreebie.blogspot.com
@lozzyjay (21)
6 Aug 08
I don't know how to prevent it because I am pretty addicted to it as it is!! The signs, I guess, are spending a ridiculous amount of time on it everyday. I guess to prevent it you can just try and limit your time that you spend on it, try and go out and find a new hobby, go out with friends, etc.