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Teens: Stick with a Healthy Dose of Social Media

  It’s fun to hang out online. There are friends from school and even those you’ve never met and the connections are fun to have. In fact, you might have a bit of a different personality online than you do at school. You might love spending time on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Yet, if you…

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Teen Internet Addiction Is Becoming Severe Around the World

USA Today just published an article about a teen in China who cut off his hand because of his Internet addiction. The incident speaks to the severity of Internet addiction among adolescents in China, Taiwan, and other countries around the world. The young adult also knew the intensity of his addiction, and as a means…

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Teen Internet Addiction May Be a Precursor to Teen Drug Abuse | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Internet Addiction May Be a Precursor to Teen Drug Abuse

Research indicates that 1.4% to 17.9% of adolescents around the world are addicted to the Internet. Addictions to Internet use are not as prevalent in the United States as they are in other countries, however, evidence suggests that boys are at higher risk for an addiction than girls, especially boys who spend more than 20…

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Psychological Illness May Predict Teen Internet Addiction

There seems to be a correlation between psychological disorder and teen Internet addiction. A study done in Taiwan found that Internet use becomes an addiction when it begins to adversely affect school and personal life. Psychiatric disorders such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and depression may predispose teens to Internet addiction.   Research indicates that…

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