Is Online Addiction a Serious Problem?

Is Online Addiction a Serious Problem?

by Patricia D. Netzley




The In Controversy series examines the complex, controversial issues of the day by breaking them into smaller pieces. By studying, a specific issue, for example the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, rather than the entire stem cell research debate, students gain a more solid and focused understanding of a topic as a whole. Each book in the series provides a clear, insightful discussion of the issues, integrating facts and a variety of contrasting opinions for a solid, balanced perspective. Personal accounts and direct quotes from academic and professional experts, advocacy groups, politicians, and other enhance the narrative. Sidebars add depth to the discussion by expanding on important ideas and events. For quick reference, a list of key facts concludes every chapter. Source notes, an annotated organizations list, bibliography, and index provide student researchers with additional tools for papers and class discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601526205
Publisher: Referencepoint Press
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Series: In Controversy Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction: Fun Activity or Uncontrollable Fixation? 6

Chapter 1 What Are the Origins of Online Addiction Concerns? 12

Chapter 2 Are Online Addictions Real Addictions? 25

Chapter 3 Are Addictions to Online Shopping and Social Networking Serious Problems? 38

Chapter 4 Are Addictions to Gaming and Gambling Serious Problems? 54

Chapter 5 How Can People Recover from Online Addictions? 66

Source Notes 78

Related Organizations and Websites 83

Additional Reading 87

Index 89

Picture Credits 95

About the Author 96

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