INTERNET ADDICTION University of the Philippines College of Education Educational Technology Department EDTECH 101 – Instr...
ICT growth <ul><li>ICT  –  I nformation and  C ommunications  T echnology </li></ul><ul><li>fast growth worldwide -- compu...
<ul><li>Teens  </li></ul><ul><li>- Over 90% Use the Internet for new information  </li></ul><ul><li>- Over 70% use instant...
ICT growth Today’s wired / wireless life  A bed of roses ? A bed of thorns ? Both!!
Some facts (Japan) <ul><li>20% of families with teens suffer from children’s internet dependency (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>...
  13.7% of   Chinese adolescent Internet users – about 10 million teens - meet Internet addiction diagnostic   criteria (2...
Some facts (Korea) <ul><li>Up to 30 percent of South Koreans under 18, or about 2.4 million people, are at risk of Interne...
Some facts  (UK and USA, 1998 - 2004) http://www.johotsusintokei.soumu.go.jp/whitepaper/eng/WP2004/press_information01.pdf...
Studies (ICU, 2005 a small scale study) Source: 2005 ETC100 class 39%,  Use Mobile  1 – 5 hours 31%,  M-Emailing 20 – 50 t...
Complications in  Diagnosing Internet Addiction Issue #1:  Internet, not drugs Issue #2:  Internet, Useful tool Issue #3: ...
Check  Level of Internet dependency http://www.netaddiction.com/index.php?option=com_bfquiz&view=onepage&catid=46&Itemid=106
Problem Solving: Discussion
Why is this issue important? Academic problems Familial problems Occupational problems Emotional, cognitive, behavioral ch...
What can you do to help  Internet / Mobile dependents? Well…
Some solutions Controlled Use External stoppers Time management Set goals Reminder cards Personal inventory Abstinence Cli...
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  • E-Learning environments have become readily available during the last years
  • Internet Addiction

    1. 1. INTERNET ADDICTION University of the Philippines College of Education Educational Technology Department EDTECH 101 – Instructional Media Resources Ferdinand B. Pitagan, PhD Professor of Education
    2. 2. ICT growth <ul><li>ICT – I nformation and C ommunications T echnology </li></ul><ul><li>fast growth worldwide -- computers, Internet, mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>market </li></ul><ul><li>Providers targeting youth </li></ul><ul><li>Schools introducing ICT in education </li></ul><ul><li>See http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats3.htm </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Teens </li></ul><ul><li>- Over 90% Use the Internet for new information </li></ul><ul><li>- Over 70% use instant messaging to keep in touch </li></ul><ul><li>- Over 50% contact strangers on the net </li></ul><ul><li>- Over 40% post own information online to be contacted </li></ul><ul><li>- Over 30% experienced cyberbullying </li></ul><ul><li>Overall </li></ul><ul><li>- 25% of retail stock trades on the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>- Over 90% Internet users, online shopping </li></ul><ul><li>(Korea, UK, Germany, Japan, US) </li></ul><ul><li>- 87% of print journalists connected to the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Sources - Lenhart, Simon & Graziano, 2001; Jung, 2003; 2007 Pew/Internet research; 2008 Nielsen </li></ul>ICT Growth
    4. 4. ICT growth Today’s wired / wireless life A bed of roses ? A bed of thorns ? Both!!
    5. 5. Some facts (Japan) <ul><li>20% of families with teens suffer from children’s internet dependency (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>35% online while resting (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>21% online while studying or working (2004) --- Declared Internet Addiction as an Illness </li></ul>http://www.johotsusintokei.soumu.go.jp/whitepaper/eng/WP2004/press_information01.pdf See (4) Trends in Internet Usage (Japan) – 1 page handout
    6. 6. 13.7% of Chinese adolescent Internet users – about 10 million teens - meet Internet addiction diagnostic criteria (2007) Law: Restricting computer game use; discourage more than 3 hours of daily game use Some facts (China)
    7. 7. Some facts (Korea) <ul><li>Up to 30 percent of South Koreans under 18, or about 2.4 million people, are at risk of Internet addiction (2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Average high school students - 23 hours each week gaming </li></ul><ul><li><< Internet addiction, one of most serious public health issues>> </li></ul><ul><li>National level – Center for Internet Addiction Prevention and Counseling (2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Institution/school level - 1,043 counselors in the treatment of Internet addiction; enlisted over 190 hospitals and treatment centers; prevention measures into schools </li></ul>
    8. 8. Some facts (UK and USA, 1998 - 2004) http://www.johotsusintokei.soumu.go.jp/whitepaper/eng/WP2004/press_information01.pdf <ul><li>A study of 445 Internet users in UK </li></ul><ul><li> --- Most a ddicts - around 30 years old women </li></ul><ul><li>2. A study of 496 Internet users by Young (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>--- 396 classified as dependent users </li></ul><ul><li>--- middle-aged women and unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Recent studies – Teens are in danger!! </li></ul><ul><li>Addicts tend to use chat rooms/online dating , pornography, email, e-shopping, web surfing, online gaming </li></ul>
    9. 9. Studies (ICU, 2005 a small scale study) Source: 2005 ETC100 class 39%, Use Mobile 1 – 5 hours 31%, M-Emailing 20 – 50 times Calling time per d a y none 10% 0~1 min 15% 1~5 hours 39% b/t 5 – 15 min 15% Over 15 min 21% Number of Sending & Rec ei ving mails per day ~5 15% 5~20 49% 20~50 31% 50~100 5%
    10. 10. Complications in Diagnosing Internet Addiction Issue #1: Internet, not drugs Issue #2: Internet, Useful tool Issue #3: Difficult to diagnose (degree of dependency?)
    11. 11. Check Level of Internet dependency http://www.netaddiction.com/index.php?option=com_bfquiz&view=onepage&catid=46&Itemid=106
    12. 12. Problem Solving: Discussion
    13. 13. Why is this issue important? Academic problems Familial problems Occupational problems Emotional, cognitive, behavioral changes
    14. 14. What can you do to help Internet / Mobile dependents? Well…
    15. 15. Some solutions Controlled Use External stoppers Time management Set goals Reminder cards Personal inventory Abstinence Clinic Support group Family therapy

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