Internet addiction, as the name suggests, refers to a kind of psychological disease that people addict to the internet for a rather long time and produce an increasing dependence on the internet to such an extent that they themselves can not prevent them from surfing online. As in modern times, it is more convenient for people, especially teenagers, to access to the internet, thus causing the result that there is a large possibility for them to be addicted if they never understand what self-discipline is.
Bad consequences will appear I few do not handle the problem properly. Fires, it will cause great damage to teenagers physical health. As we all know, teenagers are in the key period of physical growth, If most of their time has been spent on internet, how can they still have energy to do exercises? Thus surely will weaken their health. Second, it will make teenagers to fall behind in terms of study. Since most of their time has been taken up by the internet, how can they concentrate on the study? Third, it will weaken teenagers moral principles. The internet world, also called the illusion world, is filled with fake information, which means teenagers are irresponsible for what they say and what they do in this world. Thus the corruption of their moral principles is within our imaginations.
Since there are so many bad consequences, how to tackle the problem, or in other words, how can they abstain from the internet addiction? There are several suggestions that may be helpful.
First, a realization of the problem is necessary. Parents should act like friends instead of dictators to talk with their children about the seriousness of the problem and try to make children to be clear of the fact that the main task for them so far is to study rather than surf on the internet. Second, an practical plan is highly recommended. Parents try to make a plan of decreasing childrens online hours. Say, eight hours for the first week, then seven hours for the second week and six hours for the third week. Finally, such a goal may be reached that they spend less and less time on the internet or even give it up. Third, the distraction from the internet may also help. It is true that teenagers need spiritual entertainments and internet is definitely the last choice. Parent should help them to distract their attention to other subjects, such as swimming, climbing and so on, thus making them lose the interest in the internet gradually.
No one can deny the fact that internet addiction is dangerous but hard to get rid of. Society should strictly implement the policy no juvenile is allowed into the cyber bar. Parents should spend more time with their children and help them to confront with their problems. Addicts should face their problems bravely and try their best to solve it. Only when there parties work united and cooperatively can the problem be solved to satisfaction.