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Addicted to the net. - January 6th 2009, 10:46 AM

I now have internet at my flat & Im addicted, I could spend all night & day on teenhelp, its quite frightening how the internet can do things to your brain.


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It wore off for you? I'm a good 3 years and it isn't wearing off (getting stronger the more communities I join and friends I make, actually :P)


But yea, internet is very addicting.
   
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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 7th 2009, 12:56 PM

Its new to you and your bound to be like, "oh lets go on the internet I will only be 2 secs" And it turns into like 8 hours. My mom sets times I can only use the computer for 2 hours a day so I use it 4 times a day half an hour a time. Try setting your self limits. I would be the same as you if I had my own computer


   
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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 7th 2009, 03:48 PM

Thank you, thats a very good idea, seperate my time, its gonna be hard though!


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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 8th 2009, 12:03 AM

I have the same problem. Not only now for this site, but everything. Doesn't help that I have all my school classes online as well.

I too think separating your time online would be a good idea - difficult though.
   
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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 8th 2009, 03:40 PM

One of the things that I do is I have a timer on my computer. When you start looking at how many hours you spend on the computer total for the day, week, or since you installed it, or the last reset--it gets insane. I installed this on 12/17/07, so it's been a little more than a year and I've spent 893 hours online in that amount of time. To me that's insane. It sometimes makes me want to limit my use.


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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 8th 2009, 03:49 PM

I used to be addicted to the internet and it honestly wasn't healthy. I think people sometimes numb down the health risks of being addicted to something such as the internet, but they do exist! I think it's good to enjoy using the internet, but there are limits. I agree that setting yourself time limits will be a great help, but you have to mean them and be strict with yourself in order to make them work.
   
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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 8th 2009, 05:07 PM

Addiction is hard my friend.
I just use it alot its not an addiction just something to do.

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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 8th 2009, 05:11 PM

When I first got the internet, I was addicted and I guess you can say I still am, even if there isn't anything to do I'll sit there searching around but I'm slowly breaking the habit as I come to realise it isn't healthy and the internet generally sucks.
   
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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 8th 2009, 05:27 PM

Man, I could spend all day on the net :P but my family gets worried if I'm on for more than 5 hours so they try to limit me.



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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 8th 2009, 11:11 PM

The internet can be addicting, just try to keep yourself busy with non internet and computer things, outside is good, i promise the sun wont hurt you.


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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 9th 2009, 04:55 AM

It took me years to get addicted to the internet - when I started to join forums and make friends it got really bad for a while. But I do try to limit my usage as I developed agoraphobia from not leaving the house for so long I'm better now though, it just takes a while to be able to remind yourself that you need to take time to get out sometimes.
   
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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 11th 2009, 01:41 PM

I am too it IS my social life however I also stay true if I do make other commitments I dont not to church or my camp to be on here.
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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 13th 2009, 10:25 PM

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It wore off for you? I'm a good 3 years and it isn't wearing off (getting stronger the more communities I join and friends I make, actually :P)


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what kind of communities have you joined?
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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 14th 2009, 07:17 AM

I have the same problem don't worry, ever since I had the comp put in my room (when I was 11 ish). You just have to try and force yourself away from it


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Re: Addicted to the net. - January 14th 2009, 10:01 AM

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I don't think I'm allowed to post specific links or names (if you really cared you could PM me), but basically programming, web design, music (mainly metal), anime (though it's really grown to be a community of anything since it's so big), teen hangout/chatting, virtual pets (not anymore), art, photographic manipulation, a dozen and a half computer game specific forums, game development, and this one of course. So yea, I'm part of alot of online communities :P Add in the fact that I used to play runescape nearly 24/7 and... yea. lol


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