How Do You know If You Are an Internet Addict?

Canada
March 6, 2010 3:12am CST
Give us an example of an internet addict and how do you spot one? Here's one of the worst addicts in my opinion: I read in the AOL news contributed by Lauren Frayer titled: "Baby Starved as Couple Nurtured Virtual Kid". Basically a couple was charged for neglecting their infant which leads to premature death due to dehydration and sever malnutrition. The couple apparently will leave their baby alone in the apartment while they go to an internet cafe to play a Role Playing Game and just rush back to the apartment to feed the baby once a day. This is internet addiction at its worst.
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@coffeegurl (1470)
• United States
6 Mar 10
How old were the parents? This is ridiculous. I remember in high school people carrying around eggs in home economics and pretending they were babies. Some drew faces on them and had them bundled up. I thought it was preposterous. But I guess it was meant to teach "child rearing" skills to the totally lame.
• Canada
6 Mar 10
you'll be surprise the couple are mature adults. The guy is 41 years old and the wife is 24.
• United States
6 Mar 10
sounds like the man is real mature dating someone about half his age. I hope he gets a vasectomy. Don't babies eat like every 4 hrs or something? I mean, I've never had one, but I'm pretty sure they eat every 4 hrs.
• India
6 Mar 10
well i dont know hether i am addicted to internet completely but i am surely addicted for a bit . if their is no broadband connection or current in my at times in my house(which is normal in my country ) i feel that i am very depressed and i will be very eagerly waiting waiting for it and i feel as if i lost my hand and it will be very irritating for . i just cant be their in home and will go out some of my friends house and will be using the internet their . i read a few signs of internet addictions in a article it says as follows : Signs and symptoms of compulsive Internet use may vary from person to person. There are no set hours per day or number of words typed that indicate Internet addiction, for example. But there are some general warning signs that your Internet use has become a problem: 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
• Canada
6 Mar 10
Insightful thank you
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
7 Mar 10
For me I would say also in myself addicted for the internet because I can't fix my self not to internet everyday even if half hour.
@dewero (25)
• United States
6 Mar 10
wow. I thought i was an internet addict, but apparently there are more crazy people out there then i am....
• Canada
7 Mar 10
yeah that's what I thought too, till I read around and it turns out that I'm actually pretty normal lol
@dbeast (1500)
• India
7 Mar 10
Well do you check your websites every 10 minutes.Do you get all figitty if you have not gone online in sometime. Then those are symptoms of addictiveness. We need to be the masters of ourselves and see to that all this does not get into our head.After all it is a virtual life.Our real life is out there. Get up and face it.
@kialele (126)
• United States
6 Mar 10
The follows is what my friend told me. You are addict to internet if 1) You never turn off you computer 2) You surf online for no purpose, not for homework, not for job, just for killing time 3) Check email every 10 minutes 4) Refresh facebook etc. for new message 5) Looking for new software to boost your system for better surf ... I don't know how true it is for internet addict, but I am definitely not the one described above
@iamamommy (163)
• United States
6 Mar 10
Wow, now that is addicted. I think if someone gives up their everyday life to spend allday on the computer they are addicted tothe internet. That is some peoples way of life. I dont think im really addicted but i do like going on the internet when there is nothing to do around the house and im bored (this usually happens when my baby is sleeping).
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
I would know that I'm addicted if I forgotten my chores and ignore the demands of my parents. Also long times at the pc is included!
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
oh my god thats totally an addict parents, icant imagine myself leaving my child alone while im having fun playing. i admit im also an internet addict but not to the point that i will ignore nor neglect other things. like if i wake up since i dont have job and i just stay at home, i do the cleaning first then go out to buy food enough for the whole day then eat then do some laundry and if im free then thats the only time i will open my computer and surf the net til evening but i see to it to check the time if its time for me to eat nor to take my prenatal vitamins.