Heather Rahn, MA, LPC
              Program Director
         rahn@besimplybe.com
           www.earn-eap.com

www.earn-ea...
Self Quiz
facebook
The Internet:
Can it be a problem?
So what about the Internet?
Definition


      What is addiction?
• Relationship that develops
between a person & object
  • Loss of control
  • Negat...
SUBSTANCES




   Chemicals                Non-Chemicals


(alcohol /                    (behaviors)
drugs)




          ...
Time Spent


Loss
What are the types of Internet
Compulsions?
Gambling     Cybersex




Cyberporn     Buying




    Gaming   Surfing
Loss of Control         Compulsion




  Continued use despite the negative
           consequences
Guess The
Statistics

• Between X% of all
Internet users display signs
of compulsive Internet
behaviors.
(Stanford Univers...
Statistics


•Between 6-13% of all
Internet users display
signs of compulsive
Internet behaviors.
(Stanford University Sch...
Guess The
Statistics

• X in X Employees
admitted to wasting an
average of 1.7 hours in
a typical 8.5 hour work
day. (sala...
Statistics


• 1 in 6 Employees
admitted to wasting an
average of 1.7 hours in
a typical 8.5 hour work
day.   (salary.com)
Guess The
Statistics

• X% of all online
purchases are made
during work hours.
(USA Today Tech Report)
Statistics



• 60% of all online
purchases are made
during work hours.
(USA Today Tech Report)
Guess The
Statistics

• X% of men admitted
to accessing
pornography at work
(www.familysafemedia.com)
Statistics


• 20% of men
admitted to accessing
pornography at work
(www.familysafemedia.com)
Guess The
Statistics

• X out of X employees reported
their work computers to be the
primary way they accessed
sexual mate...
The Statistics



• 6 out of 100 employees
reported their work computers to
be the primary way they
accessed sexual materi...
Why Problem?
               Difficult to Abstain
Mobile Devices

• Is it interfering with life?
• Educating policies beyond web
• Detecting incidents of abuse
Symptoms In The
Workplace
• Decrease   in productivity

• Increase in mistakes

• Less interaction with
  co-workers
Symptoms In The
Workplace
•Startled when approached at desk

• Less tolerant of workplace conditions

• Excessive fatigue
...
Statistics                        Websense, 2000

         Leading Causes for Disciplinary Action or
                     ...
Study Data
                               • Kimberly Young, 1998
   Employment Backgrounds of Internet Addiction


       ...
Considerations

• Does your company
have an Internet Code
of Conduct?
• Have all employees
been educated on use?
• Are Int...
Considerations

•Recovery/Return
to Work Solution-
EAP

• Does employee
want help?
Statistics

      Stanford University Internet Addiction Study 2006
            Felt         Percent of Respondents
      ...
Interventions



• Management Training
• Updating Policies –rights &
responsibilities
• Adding Internet use to
assessment ...
Statistics                             American
                                       Management
                        ...
Study Data

      “Employers should be encouraged to
    implement fair and appropriate policies to
       offset producti...
Choices


      Rehab or Rehire?
$2,000 counseling,
assessments, and
time off
                     $10,000 recruit,
      ...
Where can I go to get help?
Web Monitoring
Programs

• Websense.com
• Spector Pro-
           www.spectorsoft.com
• Webwatcher-
       www.webwatchern...
Web Monitoring
Programs

            Parent Monitoring
* contentwatch.com    *chatchecker.com
* safeeyes.com        * cybe...
Resources

• sa.org           addictionresourceguide.com
• Sexualrecovery.org recoveryconnection.org
• saa-recovery.org   ...
Movie
How can REBOOT help?



•Individualized treatment plans/strategies
•Confidential clinical counseling services
•Consultatio...
A division of
EARN-EAP


Small companies. Large companies. Schools.
Nonprofits. Government offices.

       Managing compu...
Heather Rahn, MA, LPC
              Program Director
         rahn@besimplybe.com
           www.earn-eap.com

www.earn-ea...
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Corporate Internet Addiction

  1. 1. Heather Rahn, MA, LPC Program Director rahn@besimplybe.com www.earn-eap.com www.earn-eap.com
  2. 2. Self Quiz facebook
  3. 3. The Internet: Can it be a problem?
  4. 4. So what about the Internet?
  5. 5. Definition What is addiction? • Relationship that develops between a person & object • Loss of control • Negative Consequences • Compulsivity
  6. 6. SUBSTANCES Chemicals Non-Chemicals (alcohol / (behaviors) drugs) Dopamine
  7. 7. Time Spent Loss
  8. 8. What are the types of Internet Compulsions?
  9. 9. Gambling Cybersex Cyberporn Buying Gaming Surfing
  10. 10. Loss of Control Compulsion Continued use despite the negative consequences
  11. 11. Guess The Statistics • Between X% of all Internet users display signs of compulsive Internet behaviors. (Stanford University School of Medicine)
  12. 12. Statistics •Between 6-13% of all Internet users display signs of compulsive Internet behaviors. (Stanford University School of Medicine)
  13. 13. Guess The Statistics • X in X Employees admitted to wasting an average of 1.7 hours in a typical 8.5 hour work day. (salary.com)
  14. 14. Statistics • 1 in 6 Employees admitted to wasting an average of 1.7 hours in a typical 8.5 hour work day. (salary.com)
  15. 15. Guess The Statistics • X% of all online purchases are made during work hours. (USA Today Tech Report)
  16. 16. Statistics • 60% of all online purchases are made during work hours. (USA Today Tech Report)
  17. 17. Guess The Statistics • X% of men admitted to accessing pornography at work (www.familysafemedia.com)
  18. 18. Statistics • 20% of men admitted to accessing pornography at work (www.familysafemedia.com)
  19. 19. Guess The Statistics • X out of X employees reported their work computers to be the primary way they accessed sexual material. (Cooper, Demonico, & Burg (2000).
  20. 20. The Statistics • 6 out of 100 employees reported their work computers to be the primary way they accessed sexual material. (Cooper, Demonico, & Burg (2000).
  21. 21. Why Problem? Difficult to Abstain
  22. 22. Mobile Devices • Is it interfering with life? • Educating policies beyond web • Detecting incidents of abuse
  23. 23. Symptoms In The Workplace • Decrease in productivity • Increase in mistakes • Less interaction with co-workers
  24. 24. Symptoms In The Workplace •Startled when approached at desk • Less tolerant of workplace conditions • Excessive fatigue • Increased absence/ tardiness
  25. 25. Statistics Websense, 2000 Leading Causes for Disciplinary Action or Termination Shopping 8% Investing 8% Sports Accessing 9% Pornography 47% Gaming 13% Online Chatting 15%
  26. 26. Study Data • Kimberly Young, 1998 Employment Backgrounds of Internet Addiction Other- student, retire White Collar d, homemaker 39% 42% Blue Collar 11% High Tech White Collar 8%
  27. 27. Considerations • Does your company have an Internet Code of Conduct? • Have all employees been educated on use? • Are Internet-access terminals in public view?
  28. 28. Considerations •Recovery/Return to Work Solution- EAP • Does employee want help?
  29. 29. Statistics Stanford University Internet Addiction Study 2006 Felt Percent of Respondents preoccupied by Internet when Found it offline difficult to 12% abstain from the Internet for Found Internet several days as a means of 44% escape from the real world 26% Excessive Internet use affected their relationships 18%
  30. 30. Interventions • Management Training • Updating Policies –rights & responsibilities • Adding Internet use to assessment questions of HRA • Rehabilitation
  31. 31. Statistics American Management Association, 2001 Survey of 1627 Managers 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 Survey of 1627 20 Managers 10 0 Monitor Monitor Use Monitor Email Internet Use Monitoring Employees Software Non Specified
  32. 32. Study Data “Employers should be encouraged to implement fair and appropriate policies to offset productivity losses caused by inappropriate use of the Internet, rather than imposing zero tolerance policies that alienate employees and leave the employer susceptible to litigation.” (Young, 2001)
  33. 33. Choices Rehab or Rehire? $2,000 counseling, assessments, and time off $10,000 recruit, rehire, retrain
  34. 34. Where can I go to get help?
  35. 35. Web Monitoring Programs • Websense.com • Spector Pro- www.spectorsoft.com • Webwatcher- www.webwatchernow.com • Webspy.com
  36. 36. Web Monitoring Programs Parent Monitoring * contentwatch.com *chatchecker.com * safeeyes.com * cybersitter.com * cyberpatrol.com * netnanny.com * computercop.com * safefamilies.org
  37. 37. Resources • sa.org addictionresourceguide.com • Sexualrecovery.org recoveryconnection.org • saa-recovery.org olganon.org • safefamilies.org ncadi.samhsa.gov • gamblersanonymous.org • addicted.com www.nimh.nih.gov • addict-help.com
  38. 38. Movie
  39. 39. How can REBOOT help? •Individualized treatment plans/strategies •Confidential clinical counseling services •Consultation & Education •Diagnostic assessments & evaluations
  40. 40. A division of EARN-EAP Small companies. Large companies. Schools. Nonprofits. Government offices. Managing compulsive Internet behaviors
  41. 41. Heather Rahn, MA, LPC Program Director rahn@besimplybe.com www.earn-eap.com www.earn-eap.com

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