Have you ever wanted just to check your mail staying at the computer all night long instead? That’s how a disease of the new generation is born. Internet has become an essential part of our lives. We use one click to send letters to somebody who is 1000 kilometers away from us, watch new movies, read literature which can not always be found in a library and talk to people whom we have never seen before.
Over 2 million people are using Internet today. According to prognosis, amount of net surfers is doubled worldwide every year.
Psychologists are studying the new phenomenon of Internet dependence which exists alongside with alcoholism, drug addiction and propensity for gambling.
Lets’ enumerate the main signs proving you are Internet dependent. First and foremost, you can’t control amount of time spent by computer. You are also trying to conceal from others what you were doing.
You suffer from consequences caused by spending the whole day by computer including failure to perform important duties and headaches.
You overestimate the role of computer in your life and refuse to listen to others who express critical points of view.
You experience a mixed feeling of euphoria and guilt thinking about the time spent on the Internet. You can also get depressed if something prevents you from net surfing.
You think only about virtual reality even if you are far from computer.
You turn to Internet when you are sad or depressed and have financial problems because of your computer activity. Let’s see how much time a person spends in net and what it is he could do in the meantime.
This is Anton, who is 26 years old. He starts surfing the net as soon as he has free time. He wished he could go for a walk instead.