Internet Addition’s impacts on relationships

What is Internet Addiction and Relationship?

Pros:

Cons:

  • “At the beginning of 2010, over 1.9 billion individuals were using the internet, of whom 6–13% are thought to be “addicted” to its use. Although researchers continue to debate the exact nature and definition of internet addiction, the most widely accepted is cognitive-behavioral model of problematic internet use. According to this model, using the internet to regulate unpleasant moods, becoming attached to the social benefits the internet provides, and perceiving more interpersonal control online than offline, leads to excessive use and the development of compulsions, withdrawal symptoms and negative social, psychological, and/or occupational consequences in the user’s offline life”, Seeking safety on the internet: Relationship between social anxiety and problematic internet use
  • “The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship of dysfunctional attitudes, self-esteem, personality, and depression with Internet addiction in university students.” Relationship of Internet addiction with cognitive style, personality, and depression in university students

Both pros and cons:

“People in emerging and developing nations say that the increasing use of the internet has been a good influence in the realms of education, personal relationships and the economy.” Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations

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