The Problem and its Background
In the year where electronic gadgets are not yet invented like computers, students are not yet engage in activities using technologies. Students rely on books and visit library facilities to
study. They read their notes and review their school lessons. During those years, despite the lack
of computers and hi-tech gadgets students were still able to achieve high and good grades, and
they were capable of focusing in their studies. They strived hard just to attain higher and better
grades in their education. As years passed, industrial evolution occurred, great changes and
improvements happened. One of these changes ...view middle of the document...
Computer addiction is what is referred today as the “high-tech addiction of the century”. Early support for the concept of “Internet addiction” comes from Young (1996),
who posted a form-based survey on a website that allowed for self-selecting anonymous
input from “avid Internet users” that found that 396 of her self-selecting 496 respondents
(79.83%) qualified as “Internet dependent.”
Young concludes that “pathological use of the Internet can result in significant academic, social and occupational consequences similar to those problems that have been well-documented in other established addictions such as pathological gambling, eating and alcoholism” (Young, 1996, p. 4).
Furthermore, studies of general Internet users suggest that some people may experience
psychological problems such as social isolation, depression, loneliness, and time mismanagement related to their computer and internet use. Morahan-Martin & Schumacher’s
(1997) research has focused on problems of loneliness and heavy Internet use, particularly High
Despite of the cons, there are many positive effects of computer addiction. For examples, it can help the person to motivate their skills, more accurate and faster. There are people who are not totally attached to computers and they are not categorized as addicted because they can still
control the usage and only use it for motivation.
Another advantage of using computer is it includes controlling one’s emotions. Games allow people build simulation of complex systems, practice navigating the particular challenges of that system. It is also provides entertainment to an individual. With the help of internet, many people are updated with the events that are currently happening to our surroundings, locally and internationally. Many people uses computer to socialize and communicate with their friends, family, and love ones that are around the world. With these privileges of using computers, most people have forgotten to have a limitation on using it, and this is the main reason why it also have negative effects.
Some of the consequences of being a computer addict is the inability of a person to fulfill the obligations at school, at home, and at work. It also impairs social relationships. Another problem is when an individual knows that he or she is a...