Portfolio Internet Addiction (Monica And Lorena)

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Portfolio Internet Addiction (Monica And Lorena)

  1. 1. Portfolio: Internet Addiction Made By: Lorena melgar Monica Khoury
  2. 2. Background of the issue <ul><li>In South Korea it is stated that 90% of the homes consist of cheap and high speed Broadband  Internet addiction </li></ul><ul><li>More than 50% students have skipped school being able to stay online gambling = decreasing their academic grades </li></ul><ul><li>30% of young people from 18 years old as also 2.4 million of people are at risk of internet addiction at South Korea </li></ul><ul><li>17.8 million fee-paying games in China </li></ul><ul><li>11% of the adolescent are internet addicted and “have scored highest level of depression”. (Dr. Sang Kyu Lee) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Real-life cases <ul><li>The case of Lee change-Hoon, a 15 year old Korean who “came to prefer the virtual world”  he spent 17 hour on internet, skipping school 2 or 3 times a week </li></ul><ul><li>A 17 year old high school student who suffered heart failure after playing nonstop in a PC bang for two days </li></ul>
  4. 4. What makes the internet so addictive <ul><li>There are a lot of social interactive network in which they hang out with other people and talking to them, such as chats, email, discussion forum or virtual world </li></ul>
  5. 5. Disadvantages <ul><li>Creates economic issue  gambling online leading to debts </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation from society </li></ul><ul><li>Damaging their physical and mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep deprivation  internet addictives prefer to surf the internet instead of sleeping </li></ul><ul><li>In the long-term creates carpal tunnel syndrome, which consist in “tingling and numbness in the hand, fingers and wrist, swelling of the fingers” (Nyuli Chiropractic P.C.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Obsession with surfing </li></ul><ul><li>Increase time online </li></ul><ul><li>Risking loss of job, relationship or opportunity to spend time online </li></ul><ul><li>Using internet to escape from problems </li></ul><ul><li>Losing sleep to surf </li></ul>Disadvantages Symptoms
  7. 7. Advantages <ul><li>The internet now offers us: </li></ul><ul><li>wealth of knowledge to shopping </li></ul><ul><li>purchasing the ticket to your favourite places </li></ul><ul><li>Communication  global integration in which it is able to explore other cultures of different ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaper access to find background information, statistics and news from abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to different learning styles </li></ul>
  8. 8. Solutions <ul><li>South Korea  created summer camps which provide internet- addiction counseling center and 100 hospitals to decrease internet addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Parents should take in action  should establish limited hours in which their children should surf the internet </li></ul><ul><li>In gambling games they should apply an age limit  giving an identification ID </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers should be monitored into what websites they access, in order to avoid internet addiction </li></ul>
  9. 9. For Further Information… <ul><li>Internet Addiction Exam </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netaddiction.com/resources/internet_addiction_test.htm# </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Addiction Video </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMhTtjAzgOA </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling addiction and problem Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.helpguide.org/mental/gambling_addiction.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Most wired nation’ tries to rescue young from cyberspace, November 26,2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2007/nov/26/korea-sets-up-camp-to-treat-internet-addicts/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. It continues… <ul><li>Internet Addiction Exam </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.netaddiction.com/resources/internet_addiction_test.htm# </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Addiction Video </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMhTtjAzgOA </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling addiction and problem Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.helpguide.org/mental/gambling_addiction.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Most wired nation’ tries to rescue young from cyberspace, November 26,2007 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2007/nov/26/korea-sets-up-camp-to-treat-internet-addicts/ </li></ul>

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