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I am addicted to the computer... - September 20th 2012, 12:58 AM

Hi I have a problem I am addicted to the computer I will spend hours on it I will only realy go outside if my friends are out there I try to get off but I end up getting back on I have been distracting my self so I would have to get off but he doesent always work.
i was addicted to a game called "Minecraft" but I don't play it much anymore but I am still addicted to the computer and I need help to stop I wonna stop because I am a bit over weight not gonna so how much but just a bit and I am called fat alot because of it and its because of my addiction I wonna stop being on the computer this much but when I try I end up getting back on any way I can't get sources from outside the internet because no one that I can realy talk to my mom and dad are busy all the time so I just wanted to post this to see if I can get any help with this addiction.
   
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Re: I am addicted to the computer... - September 20th 2012, 02:13 AM

Hey there mate,

I suffer from the same addiction. But, maybe shut down your computer for a while, unplug it if is necessary and go for a walk. I jog every evening (don't want to but have to) and then do 50 situps and pushups. Needless to say I am overweight for my age but keep working on excercising, maybe tell you mum to restrict your computer useage, maybe take your internet away at a certain time so you can have a break?

Just give yourself motivation, write up a schedule, assigning time periods to do things, stupdy, read, work out, ad computer play.

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Re: I am addicted to the computer... - September 20th 2012, 04:23 PM

You could use a program to shut down the computer and/or block Internet access at several times.
For instance, if you have Windows7, then create an Administrator account (and get a parent to know the password, so that you're not tempted to change it), and make your user account - which you use normally - a standard user.
On the Admin Account in Control Panel, go to User Accounts and Family Safety. Turn Parental Controls on for your account, and set times for it turn itself off automatically at certain times on different days - if you specifically need it changed, you can do so by getting the parent that knows your password to login and change it for you.
I'd also recommend K9 Web Security (click here), which has a load of customisable settings to block viruses, etc. and it can restrict Web usage - so even if you know you'll need it for a bit of Word processing, you can block Internet from it at certain times so that you're not tempted. Again, a parent can password protect this.
In addition, you can block certain Sites on K9 - so you could block any site that you constantly spend time on when you know you shouldn't. Best of all about K9, it's totally free for noncommercial use!

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Re: I am addicted to the computer... - September 21st 2012, 12:01 AM

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Can't install a program like that I go to online school so its the schools computer but I am on school for like only 2 hours thats how long this school is realy and 2 hours of homework after that and rest of the day I am on games and shiz and thats why I am addicted.
   
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Re: I am addicted to the computer... - September 21st 2012, 12:57 AM

Hey,

Are you able to tell me which online school??? I'm interested in the concept...


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Re: I am addicted to the computer... - September 21st 2012, 01:24 AM

I go to PaDistance/k12
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Re: I am addicted to the computer... - September 21st 2012, 08:19 PM

I am also addicted to the computer/internet, I can remember my dad trying to ''help'' me by banning me from the internet on Sundays which did not work as I would just sit in my room playing playstation or would walk round the house bored, so I soon got the internet back on Sunday's. Have you considered taking up a sport or a hobby which may get you off the computer for a-bit ?



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Re: I am addicted to the computer... - September 22nd 2012, 12:04 PM

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I play sports with my friends everyday outside but they end up leaving and I am back inside...
   
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Re: I am addicted to the computer... - September 22nd 2012, 01:04 PM

Ah okay how about joining a sports club or a youth group ?



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