INTERNET ADDICTION

  • 6 per cent people worldwide addicted to Internet 6 days ago

    Washington: As many as 6 per cent people in the world are addicted to the internet which may be adversely affecting their lives, including their health and interpersonal relationships, according to a new global study which included data from India. Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to...
  • First virtual school for internet-addicted teens in Japan November 30, 2014

    London: Japan is to open the world's first virtual school to cater to the country's growing population of internet-addicted teens who cannot function in the real world. The Cybernation School on the outskirts of Tokyo whose motto is 'Your smartphone is your classroom!' will allow dropouts to complete their secondary...
  • Man using Google Glass 18 hours a day treated for Internet addiction October 16, 2014

    Paris: A 31-year-old American was treated for addiction after wearing Google Glass for up to 18 hours a day and even experienced dreams as if looking through the device, doctors said. It is the first known case of Internet addiction involving Google Glass, a fledgling technology which provides online access via...
  • India's first Internet deaddiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts June 18, 2014

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet deaddiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got together...
  • Facebook may affect your mental health: Study May 5, 2013

    Jerusalem: Facebook and other social networking sites may affect your mental health by causing psychotic episodes and delusions, researchers warn. As Internet access becomes increasingly widespread, so do related psychopathologies such as Internet addiction and delusions related to the technology and to virtual relationships, according to the study. Computer communications such...
  • Spending long hours surfing the Web leads to depression February 18, 2013

    London: Internet addicts, beware! Using the web for long hours can result in withdrawal symptoms similar to the 'comedown' experienced by drug users, according to a new study. Researchers at the Swansea University's College of Human and Health Sciences, in a first of its kind study into the immediate negative...