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  • franklyn
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    wow. I hear you loud and clear.Be advised though tha t in the province of quebec they have de- tox centres for such immature people.

  • Pearl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    I agree with the professor; there is a problem with people texting - in school, while driving, etc.
    One of my sons notes that in his driving school class, a lot of the kids are busy texting while the instructor is teaching. I have always wondered why school boards, and universities, have not yet made a policy on use of cellphones during classes. Personally, I think students should have to park their cellphones on the teachers' desk when they enter the classroom.
    And, excessive Internet usage is an addiction. When people prefer to spend time on Facebook, rather than quality time with their kids - or use the computer as a wasteful diversion from what really needs to be done - we have a social problem. And, sadly, I believe we are already there.

  • Cassandra
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    more horrible journalism, no real surprise here. to alex: sorry, but the internet isn't the problem, it's your wife - don't blame it on anyone else. I'm honestly amazed the anti-technology crew hasn't stormed the comments here yet. That social work professor is a joke too.

  • O MY
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Are you kidding me?
    Maybe texting during your class demonstrates a need to change both your teaching style and content. Perhaps they are bored! What exactly are you teaching these students? That they do not need to take ownership of their actions and that everything in life can be blamed on someone or something else. The internet made me do it!!! I guess this is how you earn your paycheck, by rationalizing things so that your clients feel good about themselves and thereby keep returning.
    The internet perhaps was not to blame for this relationship break-up. The woman likely was unhappy in her marriage.
    You are suggesting more funding for internet addictions. Let also support funding for those who watch to much television, game, read to much, study to hard, play to often, or work to frequently. I bet if you had your way the government would grease your palm with every addiction out there. Then you would likely be really rich.
    Give me and the tax payers a break!!

  • bob
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    Yes get rid of Facebook, I have tried to delete my account 3 or 4 times but it keeps pulling me back. My wife plays those stupid farm and cafe games all the time it is driving me nuts.

  • Theresa
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    I agree the time spent on the net is definatly a problem for some, be it gamgling or chat line, but the biggest of them in my opinion would have to be facebook. I believe its an invasion of privicy, big time! I'm supprised there is not more people in court over things that are on there.

  • a
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    its not just sex on the internet though, there are so many things that keep people there ... gaming alone is a huge addiction.
    What people need to start realizing is that its not the thing that is the problem, addiction is addiction be it with alchol, drugs, gambling, internet - whatever. It doesnt matter what you are addicted to, the fact remains there is a problem - so stop trying to label things and take it for what it is.
    I laughed when i read:
    They sought counselling to see if he was the problem, he says, but it turned out the Internet was ;
    the internet is not the problem, thats like saying i just shot someone, but its totally the guns fault
    Obviously there was a reason this woman sought companionship on the internet, not saying it was anyones fault - we have to stop trying to lay blame on these inanimate objects - addiction is addiction - bottom line

  • Keener
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Doug: One cannot be addicted to sex. If someone says they have a sex addiction, then they wouldn't hesitate to undergo such actions with the largest, dirtest, and ugliest people. An urge to do something from time to time, is not an addiction. Sexual Addiction is a term that has been introduced within the last number of years as a result of social influence. People are addicted to nicotine, drugs, alcohol and gambling since they have been available, therefore sex is a highly desried want at the best ... or worst (in terms of addiction) of times.

  • Doug
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    IMHO, sexual addiction is more to the point....the internet facilitates the exercise, it is the media...

  • Lost in
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    I agree there is an Internet addiction today with Facebook leading the way. I joined FB a few years ago and have recently deleted my account. It is the biggest waste of time I have ever experienced. It's all really silly stupid postings and I'm glad not to be part of it anymore. I realized that real time spent with family and friends is so much more rewarding than virtual time trying to sift through all the jargon and so-called friends you don't really know. I feel free again!!

  • Joey Oldford
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    I just wanted to point out the irony of reading an article about internet addiction on the internet.

  • franklyn
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    wow. I hear you loud and clear.Be advised though tha t in the province of quebec they have de- tox centres for such immature people.

  • Pearl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:15

    I agree with the professor; there is a problem with people texting - in school, while driving, etc.
    One of my sons notes that in his driving school class, a lot of the kids are busy texting while the instructor is teaching. I have always wondered why school boards, and universities, have not yet made a policy on use of cellphones during classes. Personally, I think students should have to park their cellphones on the teachers' desk when they enter the classroom.
    And, excessive Internet usage is an addiction. When people prefer to spend time on Facebook, rather than quality time with their kids - or use the computer as a wasteful diversion from what really needs to be done - we have a social problem. And, sadly, I believe we are already there.

  • Cassandra
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    more horrible journalism, no real surprise here. to alex: sorry, but the internet isn't the problem, it's your wife - don't blame it on anyone else. I'm honestly amazed the anti-technology crew hasn't stormed the comments here yet. That social work professor is a joke too.

  • O MY
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Are you kidding me?
    Maybe texting during your class demonstrates a need to change both your teaching style and content. Perhaps they are bored! What exactly are you teaching these students? That they do not need to take ownership of their actions and that everything in life can be blamed on someone or something else. The internet made me do it!!! I guess this is how you earn your paycheck, by rationalizing things so that your clients feel good about themselves and thereby keep returning.
    The internet perhaps was not to blame for this relationship break-up. The woman likely was unhappy in her marriage.
    You are suggesting more funding for internet addictions. Let also support funding for those who watch to much television, game, read to much, study to hard, play to often, or work to frequently. I bet if you had your way the government would grease your palm with every addiction out there. Then you would likely be really rich.
    Give me and the tax payers a break!!

  • bob
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    Yes get rid of Facebook, I have tried to delete my account 3 or 4 times but it keeps pulling me back. My wife plays those stupid farm and cafe games all the time it is driving me nuts.

  • Theresa
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    I agree the time spent on the net is definatly a problem for some, be it gamgling or chat line, but the biggest of them in my opinion would have to be facebook. I believe its an invasion of privicy, big time! I'm supprised there is not more people in court over things that are on there.

  • a
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    its not just sex on the internet though, there are so many things that keep people there ... gaming alone is a huge addiction.
    What people need to start realizing is that its not the thing that is the problem, addiction is addiction be it with alchol, drugs, gambling, internet - whatever. It doesnt matter what you are addicted to, the fact remains there is a problem - so stop trying to label things and take it for what it is.
    I laughed when i read:
    They sought counselling to see if he was the problem, he says, but it turned out the Internet was ;
    the internet is not the problem, thats like saying i just shot someone, but its totally the guns fault
    Obviously there was a reason this woman sought companionship on the internet, not saying it was anyones fault - we have to stop trying to lay blame on these inanimate objects - addiction is addiction - bottom line

  • Keener
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Doug: One cannot be addicted to sex. If someone says they have a sex addiction, then they wouldn't hesitate to undergo such actions with the largest, dirtest, and ugliest people. An urge to do something from time to time, is not an addiction. Sexual Addiction is a term that has been introduced within the last number of years as a result of social influence. People are addicted to nicotine, drugs, alcohol and gambling since they have been available, therefore sex is a highly desried want at the best ... or worst (in terms of addiction) of times.

  • Doug
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    IMHO, sexual addiction is more to the point....the internet facilitates the exercise, it is the media...

  • Lost in
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    I agree there is an Internet addiction today with Facebook leading the way. I joined FB a few years ago and have recently deleted my account. It is the biggest waste of time I have ever experienced. It's all really silly stupid postings and I'm glad not to be part of it anymore. I realized that real time spent with family and friends is so much more rewarding than virtual time trying to sift through all the jargon and so-called friends you don't really know. I feel free again!!

  • Joey Oldford
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    I just wanted to point out the irony of reading an article about internet addiction on the internet.