How Excessive Internet Use Affects Your Children

As parents, it is your responsibility to see to it that your children are using the Internet properly. As a rule, the main use of the Internet for kids should be for research purposes to help them with their homework – and probably the occasional educational games. But what happens if you leave Internet usage … Read more…

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Internet Addiction & Online Porn Addiction in Canada

Gone are the days when those who are addicted to pornographic materials would have to risk embarrassment over being caught in public. Today, with the accessibility of the Internet, millions of people around Canada can surf porn on the privacy of their own computers. The Internet has brought many benefits to society as a whole but … Read more…

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Can’t Stop Gambling Online? How Internet Gambling Escalates

Anything which is done in excess and taken into extreme levels produce less-than-desirable effects. Take gambling as an example. Betting for a game or two can be considered as harmless; however, once it escalates to a point when gambling takes over your whole life and you do not think of the consequences of your actions, … Read more…

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Online Gaming as a form of Internet Addiction in Canada

Online gaming sites, gambling sites and shopping sites are three of the types of websites which are the main causes of online addiction. If you are already familiar with the symptoms of a drug addict, an online gaming site addict also exhibits the same set of symptoms. Online gaming addiction reaches a point when your … Read more…

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Statistics on Internet Addiction in Canada: Workplace vs. Personal

Internet addiction is a relatively new term among the types of addiction problems that people are exhibiting. Thanks to the modernization of technology in the 21st century, people are exhibiting lesser signs of smoking, drug or food addiction. Instead, they are hooked to being connected to the Internet 24/7. Internet addiction is a compulsive need … Read more…

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Internet Over-use: Causes and Risk Factors

Thanks to the accessibility of the Internet, people from all over the world have a means to connect and communicate in an instant and Canadians are not immune. Access to all kinds of information has also been made easier. However, despite the many benefits provided by the technological wonder that is the Internet, it has … Read more…

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Ways that Internet Addiction may be Treated

Internet addiction is not even an ‘official’ condition yet, but the reality is that a lot of people have already succumbed to the temptation of constantly going online until such point that it takes over their lives in general. There are many temptations presented by the Internet to an average user. Online shopping, social networking … Read more…

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Symptoms of Internet Addiction in Canada

Addiction in general is a compulsive behavior which is taking all aspects of your life. When you are addicted to a substance or a practice, like eating or smoking – you feel anxiety at the thought of being deprived from doing such an activity. The Internet as an Addiction The same thing applies to Internet … Read more…

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Internet Addiction Self Quiz: 5 Simple Questions

Mention the phrase Internet addiction to a teenager who is extremely familiar with the workings of the online community and disbelief might be the first reaction that get. However, the reality is that there is such a thing as Internet addiction. Solitary Confinement Just like all the other types of addiction, Internet addicts feel anxiety … Read more…

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Excessive Internet Use in Canada: A Legitimate Addiction or Compulsive Behaviour?

A couple of decades ago, you may never even have imagined that there would be such a term as Internet addiction. Today, however, as the popularity of the World Wide Web has increased in all parts of the globe & Canada being no exception, the term Internet addiction has been coined. Understanding Internet Addiction Just as … Read more…

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