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How to recognize forms of disorder related to the web's misusing

Updated on March 27, 2013

Many researchers agree that the overuse of the network generates in young people a kind of technological dependence from which arise concrete problems of relating, communicating with the outside and establishing emotional relationships in the real world.

A first warning sign of possible trouble could be the one that the Japanese call "hikokomori" (or 'stay out '), a term used to indicate precisely the tendency to isolate themselves from the real world; if you find that you're conducing your life exclusively on the net,chat rooms or on social networks, you must think that there is something irregular.

Another signal that could make you think of having this type of disorder lies in this: if when you are not at your computer (out with friends, for example), you feel like you want the time passes to arrive at when you will turn your PC on, then reflect on your state of dependence.

Finally, my last personal advice is: if you realize that you're lying to your parents or even other people less close to you on your real network usage, it means that (perhaps unconsciously) you're trying to hide a conformation of the disorder. You should know that if you lie there is a problem, so do not be afraid to face it telling the truth.

Have you ever feel 'web addicted'?

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    • MarleneB profile image

      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from USA

      You are so right. It is true with all dependencies. Like you said, "if you lie there is a problem." Nice hub.

    • Kay Creates profile image

      Kay Creates 6 years ago from Ohio

      A good hub about a serious problem.

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      Lorenzo27 6 years ago from Pistoia, Italy

      Thanks for your comments.

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      Stephanie Das 6 years ago from Miami, US

      Now that everyone has smart phones, we are even more connected, so it is easy to shut out the real world while we check things online. Good hub.

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      LanaLu 6 years ago from New York

      Really good hub and a great point you are bringing accross but I don't know if I would call it a disorder, an addiction to the web sure but what would you say makes this a disorder?

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Very interesting hub. I often find myself not wanting to go outside . Helpful hub. God Bless You, and everyone you cherish.

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for the informational hub on addiction to the web. This is an important topic that can help so many these days.

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      HattieMattieMae 6 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

      Awesome Hub, and an Important one! Welcome to hubpages! :)