Ills of New Media by Ms. Maloi Salumbides


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Are you a Facebook addict? Ms. Maloi Salumbides of Protips, aired over 702DZAS, tells us the signs that you are a Facebook addict, and also shares some tips on overcoming it.

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Ills of New Media by Ms. Maloi Salumbides

  1. 1. Speaker: Maloi Malibiran-Salumbides
  2. 2.  ..VideosCartoon about Internet addiction..mp4
  3. 3. Let’s Take a Quiz 1) Which age group is most addicted to the internet? a) 13-17 b) 18-24 c) 25-35 d) 35-44
  4. 4. Let’s Take a Quiz 2) Which gender is more prone to internet addiction? a) Male b) Female
  5. 5. Let’s Take a Quiz 3) True or false: Smokers are more prone to internet addiction than non-smokers.
  6. 6. Let’s Take a Quiz 4) On the average, how many hours in a week do people spend on the internet? a) 15 hours a week, 3 hours a day b) 35 hours a week, 5 hours a day c) 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day d) 50 hours a week, 10 hours a day
  7. 7. Symptoms of Internet Addiction  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.  Feeling a sense of euphoria while involved in Internet activities.
  8. 8. More symptoms…  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (pain and numbness in hands and wrists)  Dry eyes or strained vision  Back aches and neck aches; severe headaches  Sleep disturbances  Pronounced weight gain or weight loss
  9. 9. Types of Internet Addiction (IAD) Cybersex Addiction – compulsive use of Internet pornography, adult chat rooms, or adult fantasy role- play sites impacting negatively on real-life intimate relationships.
  10. 10. Types of Internet Addiction (IAD) Cyber-Relationship Addiction – addiction to social networking, chat rooms, and messaging to the point where virtual, online friends become more important than real-life relationships with family and friends.
  11. 11. Types of Internet Addiction (IAD) Net Compulsions – such as compulsive online gaming, gambling, stock trading, or compulsive use of online auction sites such as eBay, often resulting in financial and job-related problems.
  12. 12. Types of Internet Addiction (IAD) Information Overload – compulsive web surfing or database searching, leading to lower work productivity and less social interaction with family and friends.
  13. 13. Types of Internet Addiction (IAD) Computer Addiction – obsessive playing of off-line computer games, such as Candy Crush, Minecraft, Solitaire or obsessive computer programming.
  14. 14. Brain Size is Affected!!! A Study among Chinese college students who used a computer around 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, found reductions in the sizes of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, rostral anterior cingulate cortex, supplementary motor area and parts of the cerebellum.
  15. 15. Memory and Decision-Making Abilities Impaired!!!  Brain structural change among computer addicts reflect learning-type cognitive optimizations for using computers more efficiently, but also  impaired short-term memory and decision- making abilities  desire to stay online instead of be in the real world
  16. 16. Tips for dealing with Internet addiction:  Ask yourself, ―What am I missing out on when I spend so much time on the Internet?‖ Write down these activities and decrease your Internet time to pursue some of them.  Set reasonable Internet use goals and stick to them. Take frequent breaks, at least 5 minutes each hour, and do some other activity.  Alter your routine to break your usage patterns. If you spend evenings on the Internet, start limiting your use to mornings.
  17. 17. Tips for dealing with Internet addiction:  Seek out friends and acquaintances who ―couldn’t care less‖ about the Internet. Take time to appreciate the fact that all life is not yet online.  Stay connected to the offline world. Visit newsstands, book and music stores, and participate in entertainment such as museums, music, and live theater. Novels and poetry readings are hard to experience online.  Treat the Internet as a tool. Stay focused on the fact that the Internet is a means to an end. Plan your strategy— whether you’re looking for information or entertainment— with the end in mind and you’ll save valuable time. (Source: University of California, San Francisco)
  18. 18. Break Free from Internet Addiction Stay Connected to God Stay Connected to The Word Stay Connected to the World
  19. 19. Speaker: Maloi Malibiran-Salumbides