Dangers of Online Addiction

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Dangers of Online Addiction

  1. 1. INTERNET ADDICTION: IS IT HARMFUL?By Keith Walters
  2. 2. BENEFITS OF THE INTERNETLargest source of dataInstant communication and informationGreater efficiency in the workplaceAnybody can express themselves
  3. 3. HARMS OF THE INTERNET• Over-dependence=social awkwardness• Decreased retention of content• Viruses• Anybody can express themselves
  4. 4. TYPES OF INTERNET ADDICTION• Gambling• Pornography/cybersex• Gaming
  5. 5. Online Gambling Addiction• 24/7 Access to casino excitement• No age restriction• Denial about loss to win ratio
  6. 6. Pornography Addiction• Decrease in sexual satisfaction• Desensitization• Negative impact on intimacy
  7. 7. Gaming Addiction• Intertwines with self-esteem• Escape from reality
  8. 8. FINAL THOUGHTS• Respect dangers of online behavior• www.netaddiction.com to do a self-test on your internet habits• Stay physically active

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