Plus A Validated Internet Addiction Test
Whenever you look at your kids, they’re doing something with their smartphones, tablets, PCs.
So when should you start talking about teenage Internet Addiction?
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Fortunately there is a test, though I suggest you to let Professionals to use it.
Misconception is always on the way when we talk about borderline issues.
Here is a snapshot of key questions I suggest to focus on when checking if your children experience Internet addiction.
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Internet Addiction or just a Modern Lifestyle?
Before going panic you want to discern the real Teen Internet Addiction from the standard use of the devices. The latter may differ from what you adult think is the “standard use”.
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Children view their online and offline life as one and this perception difference might confuse and lead to misunderstanding.
How about Internet Game Addiction?
Modern online games have strong social features your children need to master in order to succeed the game. Most of them have an internal chat, and I saw teenagers opening their Clash of Clans app in order to ask a classmate about their homework(they are in the same clan). Your children test their social skills there, too.
And your teens are always on their devices... but can we talk about Internet and Gaming Addiction?
Here you need the objective measurement of how much time your teens spend online, for it’s easy to have a wrong perception about it.
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