Internet Addiction Is Becoming A Serious Public Health Threat

728 Words Sep 24th, 2015 3 Pages
The internet plays an important role in daily life of the majority of people, without it we would be nowhere. It was first funded by the Department of Defense in the 1960s with help of ARPANET, a company that used several computers on one network. Today we have the internet at the tips of our fingers walking down a street. As cool as that may be people are spending excessive amounts of time on the internet which South Korea and China have done studies to show that internet addiction is becoming a serious public health threat.
Internet addiction has become a trending issue in the United States. We have gone into research and treatment, but the government has no response to this issue. People use the internet for numerous things, social media at the top of the list. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, people are becoming rather obsessive. We have the Facebook Moms that sit on their phone or computers and comment and share everything that they agree or disagree to. Twitter is there for people to complain and share everything they do in only 140 characters. Instagram is a confidence booster for people that are obsessed with getting millions of likes. Finally Snapchat is the laid back 10 second communication people have involving pictures. So what is the big deal about all of this and why are people becoming addicted to this? It is simple. Taylor & Francis describes social media as a method to escape from oneself.(2 CITE) This escape then leads to…

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