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Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction--and a Winning Strategy for Recovery Hardcover – February 27, 1998
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Besides, I don't think controlling the online minutes is a good solution for chatroom / message board addiction. Just like quitting cigarattes or recovering from alcoholism, the only way is to cut off completely.
Now the good things: The existence of this book alone would help. The first step to recover is the simple acknowledge that Internet addiction is a real problem and how destructive it would be. The examples used in the book make you realize you are not alone in this problem.
As someone was was deeply addicted to the Net (but use to laugh at such a notion before) I can tell you that this book is exactly 100% on the mark.
Internet addiction hurt my university studies very badly as well as my job performance and family life. No, the Internet is NOT all bad! But it can be. Behind all the hype there is a great deal of very painful and dangerous territory that you will never hear about in the media, wall street driven rosy analysis of all the benefits if cyberspace, or computer/Internet magazines.
I know several families who have been hit very hard upside the head by the Internet's litle publicized and know dangerous. People who use to laugh at notion of the Net being a source of addiction have lost their jobs, marriages, and much more. I have seen univeristy/college students (MANY) lose a year or two and thousands of dollars of their parents 'education money' with no degree/diploma to show for it.
When HR personnel, schools, and families in general begin to realize that the Internet can be a very dangerous and costly (not just in monetary terms) trap they will come to appreciate the great importance of this book and the message it conveys.
If you are on the Net or considering getting it for your KIDS, SCHOOL, WORKPLACE, OR HOME -- STOP! READ THIS BOOK BEFORE YOU DO IT.
Five years from now (maybe less) I can see a great many lawsuits being levied against employers and schools for jumping on the cyber bandwagon without due consideration for the potential suffering, pain, and cost the Internet can bring to individuals, families, marriages, children, students etc. etc. Then this book will surface as a hidden treasure.
Net addiction can strike anyone.Read more ›
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This was a good overview and introduction to the topic. The information though, is somewhat dated as the book was written several years ago. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Roberta M Green
Does anyone else have a problem with the fact that this is a 250 page ebook and costs $30+? That is robbery. Shame on the publisher.Published on June 13, 2014 by Anthony
"In the safe haven of cyberspace you share your deepest feelings, offer your strongest opinions, and reach out to people much faster and more openly than you would in real life. Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by Rebecca of Amazon
I should have paid more attention to the publication date before I purchased this book. The information in it concerning the internet is antique at this point. Read morePublished on July 2, 2010 by K9Mom
out of touch. It would be good to take a re-visited look at the issues involved.Published on November 26, 2008 by Leo
First, the drawback? This book is based on studies done ten years ago. But to be fair, the problem is real and getting worse. Read morePublished on February 23, 2006 by Janie Bowman
I made the subject the topic of my final year Uni. project.
Without labouring the point, buy anything that isn't by K. Young. Read more
This was a pretty good book overall. It gave insight into the world of internet addiction in general. Read morePublished on December 29, 2001 by Ronnie B