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Being lonely ups risk of Internet addiction: Study


London: Loneliness has become increasingly prevalent among teens, who are spending more and more time online, according to a new study.

“During the coronavirus era, loneliness increased dramatically among adolescents. They are looking for a sense of belonging on the Internet. Lonely adolescents are going online and are at risk of becoming addicted, ”said researcher Katariina Salmela-Aro from the University of Helsinki. .

Adolescent net use is a double-edged sword, researchers say – while the consequences of moderate use are positive, the effects of compulsive use can be detrimental. Compulsive use refers to, among other things, gambling addiction or the constant monitoring of likes on social networks and comparisons with others.

For the study, published in the journal Child Development, the team involved a total of 1,750 participants to investigate harmful internet use by adolescents. The subjects were studied at three time points – at 16, 17 and 18 years old.

The risk of being drawn into problematic Internet use was highest among 16-year-olds, with the phenomenon more common among boys.

For some, the problem persists into adulthood, but for others, it eases as they get older, the researchers said.

Reduced problematic internet use is often associated with the development of adolescents where their self-regulation and control improves, their brains adapt, and education-related assignments direct their attention, he added. .

Compulsive Internet use among study participants was associated with depression. Depression predicted problematic internet use, while problematic use further increased depressive symptoms.

Additionally, problematic use was predictive of lower academic achievement, which may be related to the fact that internet use is time consuming and can disrupt teens’ sleep patterns and recovery, which in turn consumes of the time available for academic efforts and performance.

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