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Internet addiction is recognised as a disease in most countries of the world

Despite the fact that the problem of Internet addiction was seemingly obvious and widespread, it couldn’t be thoroughly studied, primarily due to a lack of clear criteria for its diagnosis. Statistical data on this disorder were very different. For many years, there have been attempts to officially recognise Internet addiction and include it in the WHO classification, but only now have they achieved this.

Finally, society has realised that this disorder is a real cyber threat to humankind. Almost all children grow up in a world full of virtual events and images, they become accustomed to interacting with them on the Web. They are less likely to go out and interact with others, suffer from a lack of sleep, poor eating habits, do sports rarely, and have several other addictions. Constantly turning to internet search engines to get information is a habit that worsens memory, because users do not need to store information in their brain as they can easily obtain it at any time.

However, the most dangerous aspect of Internet addiction is not the mental disorder that strikes some individuals, but social problems in general. Having developed only one a virtual way of solving problems the younger generation can’t consider other, real, ways. They fail or even refuse to participate in society if the government does not provide them with the opportunity to express their will through online services. The nightmare of any democratic system - completely empty polling stations - may well become a reality.

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Tristan Jobin Yes and no, because this is a problem that can affect some young people, but the brain need social interaction, and not just on skype. Yeah you are less likely to get started those interaction because you are on the computer, but their is alway (maybe not) the parents of the child to show them the good way. (I hope it's clear) 06 Feb 2019
Станислав Согласен по той причине, что подобная перспектива уже осуществляется. Ведь поиск информации занимает секунды, а значит человечество грозит такая болезнь. 06 Feb 2019