Lifestyle

Is Internet Addiction Real Problem or Just a Gimmick?

(Last Updated On: September 23, 2017)

Does your teenage child spend his most of the waking hours staring at the mobile screen endlessly? Has your once bubbly child turned into an immobile being with a phone in hand and no interaction with anyone? If yes, then your child needs immediate medical help as he may be suffering from internet addiction.

Internet addiction is not a parental gimmick but is a real problem, akin to drug addiction or gambling disorder. In a recent research report released by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Aug. 17 by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists, it has been claimed that internet overuse has a significant impact on personal and social relations, socio-political environment, and mental and general health of the users.

“The neural networks of brain assigned to cognitive functions, get constantly irritated by incoming information and evoke mental reactions,” News 18 quoted the research by Etiologically Elusive Disorders Research Network (EEDRN). “The individual, as a result, becomes vulnerable impulsivity, and loss of working memory among others.”

In simpler words, it has now been scientifically proven that internet overuse indeed has addictive influences, and its accumulating effects may lead to an extreme level of stress.  Since our brain is naturally a  perpetually information-seeking organ, overload of information provided by the internet, especially social networking sites, ultimately hijacks its reward system. What result is a compulsive internet overuse and a liking for staying constantly online.

Although the prevalence of internet addiction goes beyond gender, age and geography, researchers also declared that internet overuse may have serious effects on learning and social communication in growing up children and teenagers “whose brain wiring is still maturing.”

If you think that it is not unusual and even acceptable for kids and teenagers to remain hooked to their smartphones, think again. You will be shocked to know that China has classified internet addiction as a mental disorder back in 2008 owing to addiction among 24 million children, as per Mensxp. The Chinese government has even set up internet de-addiction boot camps to heal these kids and give them a life of normalcy.

At these camps, kids are brought out of their comfort zone and made to go through a regressive military training, to snap them out of their indiscipline and make them addiction free.

If not checked, the problem of internet addiction may “mushroom as a Disease of Human Civilization,” the Dr. Ashutosh Kumar, Leading Scientist, and Co-Author, AIIMS/EEDRN said. Does India also need its own internet de-addiction boot camps?

Tags

Related Articles

38 Comments

  1. Heya i am for the primary time here. I came across this board and I to find It truly helpful & it helped me out much. I hope to provide something back and help others like you aided me.|

  2. Appreciating the hard work you put into your site and detailed information you offer. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material. Excellent read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.|

  3. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!|

  4. Awesome blog you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article? I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get advice from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

  5. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a coworker who was doing a little homework on this.
    And he in fact bought me dinner because I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this subject here
    on your website. asmr 0mniartist

  6. Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Many thanks

  7. Its like you learn my mind! You seem to know so much about this, such as you wrote the guide in it or something. I think that you could do with a few p.c. to drive the message home a bit, however instead of that, this is excellent blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

  8. Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from.
    Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just
    bookmark this web site. asmr 0mniartist

  9. Greate post. Keep writing such kind of information on your blog.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hello there, You have performed an incredible job.
    I’ll definitely digg it and personally recommend to my friends.
    I am sure they’ll be benefited from this website.

  10. I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website.

    I’m hoping to view the same high-grade content from you later on as well.
    In fact, your creative writing abilities has
    encouraged me to get my own, personal blog now 😉

  11. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative.
    I’m going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful
    if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

  12. Excellent post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!
    Extremely helpful information specially the last part :
    ) I care for such information a lot. I used to be looking for this particular
    info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  13. Hello there, You’ve done an excellent job. I will definitely
    digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am confident they will be benefited from this site.

  14. Hey! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

  15. I loved as much as you will receive performed proper here. The caricature is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nevertheless, you command get got an impatience over that you would like be delivering the following. ill undoubtedly come further beforehand again as exactly the same just about a lot ceaselessly inside of case you protect this increase.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker