Overcoming Internet Addiction For Dummies
1. Auflage November 2021
352 Seiten, Softcover
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A guidebook to beating internet addiction and screen overuse and for living a fuller life
There's no escaping it--we live in a digital world. We work, play, socialize, and learn online, and the Internet provides many amazing opportunities. Unfortunately, because of our basic biology, we're all susceptible to overuse and addiction to screens. Video games, social media, porn, and even scrolling online, taps into that pleasurable dopamine reward system. So, when is it time to log off or put the phone down and get help? Overcoming Internet Addiction For Dummies gives you the information, resources, and the self-assessment tools you need to discover how much is too much, along with practical suggestions on what to do about it.
Learn how to take back control of your time and attention--or help your kids or loved ones get control of theirs. This comprehensive, user-friendly overview of Internet addiction is full of helpful and proven methods to help foster a healthy, balanced, and sustainable life with screens.
* Discover the basic biology of addiction, including why children and teens are especially susceptible.
* Become aware of the cognitive, psychological, and physical effects excess Internet and screen use.
* Learn how social media, video gaming, and Internet pornography could be getting in the way of real-time living.
* Find out why smartphones are not smart for you to use all the time.
* Understand the science of how and why you can become addicted to your screens so you can unplug more easily and use your time for what matters most.
* Empower yourself and your children to build a positive relationship with the Internet and digital technology.
This book can help you and your loved ones plug back into life and show you where you can find information, resources, support, and treatment. Overcoming Internet Addiction is about taking back control of your time and attention and learning to manage your screen use, so it doesn't manage you.
Part 1: Getting Up to Speed on Addiction Basics 7
Chapter 1: Defining and Overcoming Internet Addiction in a Nutshell 9
Chapter 2: Studying the Biology of Addiction 27
Chapter 3: Understanding Why Kids Are So Susceptible to Internet Addiction 43
Chapter 4: Discovering What Makes the Internet and Smartphones So Addictive 57
Part 2: Breaking Down Addictive Technologies 71
Chapter 5: Examining the Addictive Nature of Social Media 73
Chapter 6: The Endless Stream: Binge Watching TV and Online Entertainment 85
Chapter 7: Exploring Video Games and Video Game Addiction 95
Chapter 8: The Risks of Online Shopping, Gambling, and Stock Trading 113
Chapter 9: Combining Addictions: The Power of Porn and the Internet 125
Part 3: Diagnosing and Treating Internet Addiction 145
Chapter 10: Identifying the Signs and Symptoms of Internet Addiction or Overuse 147
Chapter 11: Taking a Self-Assessment 177
Chapter 12: Adopting Self-Help Strategies 199
Chapter 13: Exploring and Evaluating Treatment Options 223
Part 4: Living a Balanced Life with Internet Use in Its Proper Place 249
Chapter 14: Solutions for Real-Time Living 251
Chapter 15: Parenting in the Screen Age 265
Chapter 16: The Future of Internet and Screen Addiction 279
Part 5: The Part of Tens 291
Chapter 17: Ten Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Internet Use 293
Chapter 18: (Nearly) Ten Ways to Help Your Loved One with an Internet Addiction 301
Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Overcoming Internet Addiction and Screen Overuse 309