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Excessive computer game consumption can lead to serious addiction. Young people belong to the risk group for online addiction.
Socially anxious, depressed adolescents or those with low self-esteem are at greater risk of developing internet addiction. Emotional problems seem to be easier to overcome with gaming and the Internet. Overall, more male internet users are affected by addiction, but online addiction tends to increase among female users.
Definition of online addiction
Online addiction is characterized by a strong desire to use the Internet, a loss of control over its use, an increase in use over time, a narrowing of interests in the Internet, symptoms such as nervousness when the Internet is not used (withdrawal symptoms) and continued use despite harmful consequences. Not all of these signs have to be present to be considered online addiction.
Further information and advice can be found at https://www.safezone.ch/onlinesucht.html.
Quelle: ZDF, ML mona lisa, 08.04.2017
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