The Internet has made life a lot easier by making information more accessible to all and creating connections with different people around the world. However, it has also led a lot of people to spend too much time in front of the computer, so much so that it becomes the center of their lives. This can lead to an Internet or computer overuse.
Computer/Internet Overuse Symptoms, Causes and Effects
Internet or computer overuse manifest itself in several ways that cover various degrees and areas of Internet usage. They are the following:
- Information overload. Too much online surfing leads to decreased productivity at work and fewer interactions with family members.
- Compulsions. Excessive time spent in online activities such as gaming, trading of stocks, gambling and even auctions often leads to overspending and problems at work.