Internet Addiction And Media Issues

Introduction to Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction and Media Issues — In The News
Electronic Devices May Disrupt Teen Sleep, Study Reports

TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending too much time using electronic devices during the day harms teens' sleep, a new study suggests. The research included nearly 10,000 Norwegian teens, aged 16 to 19, who were asked how much screen time (computer, smartphone, tablet, video game console, television... Read More

Using Social Media to Manage Your Moods?

TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Misery loves company, and apparently social media users are no exception. When people are feeling low, they're likely to try to make themselves feel better by searching social networking sites for people who are doing even worse, Ohio State University researchers report... Read More

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Multitasking with smartphones, laptop computers and other media devices could change the structure of your brain, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who often use several forms of media simultaneously had lower gray matter density in a specific area of... Read More

Weblog Entries
Social Media And Substance Abuse: Cause And Effect?

Ryan the rat is placed in a cage. Two bottles of water are the only things that share his sparse space. One bottle holds typical water. The other is laced... Read More

Facebook Boomerang: Why You Keep Going Back

Kristen, 21, grew tired of the drama Facebook was causing in her family. She shut down her account and swore she would never use it again. Meanwhile, 22-year-old Tim shut... Read More

How Technology Is Changing How We Relate

I was talking with a young person the other day who was telling me about a problem she was having with one of her friends. After listening to her story... Read More