Timpanaro 2“Children who watch TV or play computer games for 2 hours or more a day are morelikely to have poor concentration, behave badly and have difficulties relating to other people” (Fleming). Internet addiction is very similar to any other addictive substance.Prolonged exposure and excessive use will have immediate, and long-term consequenceson the users brain. People need to close the laptop screen, switch off that smart phoneFacebook app, and get some fresh air once in a while.In addition to an overindulgent use of the Internet, another characteristic of anaddict is withdrawal. Due to the abuse and the uncontrollable crave to be online; adependency begins to build in the mind of an Internet junkie. Users may go throughsimilar symptoms of a person who is experiencing the backlashes of heroine or cigarettewithdrawal. This includes, but is not restricted to, “Irritability, depression andrestlessness, thinking about the Internet when offline, or the need to stay online for progressively longer periods to be satisfied” (Bowen). Without proper consolation, a person’s Internet addiction can only get worse. They more a user tries to avoid theInternet, the stronger they are beckoned by the sirens of the computer keys that hasobtained their life force and soul with an unrelenting domination of seduction, and theaddict will have no choice but to shoot up with the ecstasy of the Internet, time and timeagain. Withdrawal symptoms occur due to dopamine neurotransmitters, which drives the pursuit of pleasure, to be release into the brain, whenever a pleasure stimuli such asdrugs, sex, food, or the internet, is put in the brain (Phillips). Due to prolong usage of these ‘pleasure stimuli,’ the brain has been pumped with so much dopamine, that all itcan do is crave more (Phillips). So we give it more. We eat more junk food, ingest morealcohol, more drugs, or spend more time on the Internet. When we stop giving our brains
Essay on Internet Addiction
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Since its initial arrival in the average household, the Internet has become a very widely exercised source of communication. At any given moment, there is an endless amount of information streaming through Internet accessible computers. The chance to interact with other people is another tempting feature of the Internet. Unfortunately, with this new commodity, also comes the possibility of abuse and addiction.
Internet addiction has become an exceedingly negative power in today's culture. What causes Internet Addiction? Several different causes could be to blame, but one of the most widely believed theories is that of a personality disorder. In the essay entitled…show more content…
Potera's essay is mostly informative, where she is explaining the causes and effects of this particular disorder. She also presents different solutions to this problem from several different expert sources studying this field. There are several occasions where a comparison between alcoholics or gamblers and those "addicted" to the Internet is being established. The essay is very effective because is establishes the causes, effects, and even some solutions to the problems with pathological Internet use.
Potera makes a very sound case by using all the professional sources, which made it easy for me to comprehend. I do not have any objections to her argument. My only problem with the essay was the fact that she did not state her own opinion enough to make it seem that she had an interest in the subject. Without her opinion, it makes me feel that she is not confident in what she in writing about, and that she is using ideas that are not even hers. She is focused on informing people about this disorder, and mostly likely directing her essay toward those already addicted or those having access to the Internet. People that read this essay that have or are at risk of becoming dependant on the Internet gain a real insight and idea of how to diagnose and treat this flaw such as the "It's 4 A.M. and I Can't-Uh, Won't-Log Off" (Potera) workshop created my Jacob