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Internet Addiction and Academic Performance

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According to USA Today, 71% of those with internet addiction are between the ages of 18 to 24. The study also found that 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online than they do in-person. Internet, social media and gaming addictions have become increasingly more popular among college students and their academics are suffering.

What is Internet Addiction Disorder?
Internet addiction is defined as any online-related, compulsive behavior which interferes with normal living and causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones and one’s work environment. Internet addiction has been called internet dependency and internet compulsivity. By any name, it is a compulsive behavior that completely dominates the addict’s…more>>>

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