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Teen Social Media, Cell Phone, and Internet Addiction on the Rise

A new study by Common Sense Media reveals that teens feel addicted to social media and their mobile devices. The study found that 50 percent of teens between the ages of 12 and 18 feel addicted. In addition, 60 percent of parents feel that their child is addicted to social media and mobile devices. Founder…

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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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Teens Who Use Social Media Need To Be Careful

There are more and more stories on the Internet about children and teens who have used social media in the wrong way – whether that’s to bully a peer, to criticize a friend, or to disclose information that really should have stayed private. These scenarios have led to lawsuits, suicide, depression, and death. In other…

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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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Teen Behavioral Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

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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Internet Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

Test Your Teen Internet Addiction Tendencies

Lana Gorlinski, a sophomore from Orange County, admits that she spends way too much time on the Internet. In fact, according to her article in the Huffington Post, she may even qualify for having teen internet addiction, which is becoming more and more of a serious problem.   In fact, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual…

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Teen Behavioral Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

Types of Teen Behavioral Addiction

Typically, when the word addiction is mentioned, most people think of drugs or alcohol addictions. In fact, that’s exactly how the mental health field has been categorizing addiction for the last 20 years, as seen the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the manual clinicians use to diagnose and understand the symptoms of…

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