During the study
that involved 1,618 teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18 from the
Guangdong Province in China, some of those surveyed
admitted to hitting themselves, burning, pinching, and other
forms self-abuse. People who admitted to being addicted to the
internet reportedly were 2.4 times more likely to have hurt
themselves in the past six months.
Specifically, less than one
percent said they were severely addicted to the internet, while
around 10 percent were moderately addicted.
years, with the greater availability of the internet in most Asian
countries, internet addiction has become an increasing mental problem
among adolescents," the study noted. "Many studies
have reported associations between Internet addiction, psychiatric
symptoms and depression among adolescents."
Australian-Chinese study, carried out by the University of Notre Dame
Australia's Dr. Lawrence Lam, indicates a "strong and
significant" correlation with internet addiction and
So-called internet addiction -- which has
reportedly existed since the mid-1990s -- is still a grey area among
mental health experts interested in creating specific guidelines to
define internet addiction.
quote: I think the issues he has (and I agree with him) is that these studies are revealing problems that can not be fixed.
quote: Maybe study something that's not so obvious.
quote: Just like TV, parents are now using the internet as a substitute for actual parenting.
quote: For the purpose of the study, researchers surveyed 1,618 students aged between 13 and 18.
quote: What you're asking to fix is human stupidity, and as Einstein has already postulated, "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
quote: I cannot begin to express my fatigue with all the "exceptional" people who post here, each certain if they state how stupid humanity is they can somehow disassociate themselves from the affliction and place themselves above other opinions.
quote: How often do we hear social Darwinism rolled out to provide an excuse for our lack of humanity and often racist feelings.