Causes of Internet Addiction
There are many causes of internet addiction. One of the causes is when people are depressed. These people will surf the Internet to find enjoyment such as watching online movies, downloading songs or playing online games. (C5)
Lonely people are also Internet addicts. They will use the Internet to find a friend through social websites such as Facebook, Twitter and My Space.
Moreover, some people are afraid to go out and meet other people. This will also cause Internet addiction. They will sit in front of the computer and surf anything as long as they do not have to step out of their house. (C6)
On the other hand, family conflicts usually lead to Internet addiction. Parents who are always quarrelling will unintentionally turn their children into Internet addicts. These children will use the Internet as an escape from the family problems. (C7)
Effects of Internet Addiction
Internet addiction will lead to many devastating effects. One of the effects is low esteem. Internet addicts spend so much time online that they feel awkward when dealing with real people. (C8)
Moreover, they have no social interaction in the real world. They have many friends in social websites but they have no real friends in their daily life. (C9)
They also will become sickly with many health problems. Their eyes, for example, will become sick because of staring at the screen for too many hours in a day. (C10)
In conclusion, it can safely been said that Internet addiction is harmful for everybody. So, avoid wasting too much of your time in front of the computer, and start exercising regularly to become a healthy person.