What if we spend so much time online that the cyber world starts to become our reality and our cyber friends start to replace our ‘real’ friends? The key thing to remember is that spending time on the internet only becomes a problem when it starts to interfere with our relationships, our work, our health etc.
If the negatives associated with using the internet begin to outweigh the positives and you still keep using it may be time to go-offline.
Internet addiction disorder (IAD) is currently a lot of ordinarily known as problematic web use (PIU) or compulsive web use (CIU).
Are you the parent of a child who uses the internet or the parent of a child who will start using the internet soon?
If you are, you should know that the internet is a great way to stay up-to-date on the news, do research for school projects, and communicate with friends, but it can also be very dangerous.
Our customised programme is based in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and is designed to accommodate the client’s needs and lifestyle, while challenging and modifying the behaviours, triggers and mechanics of their addiction to cyber symptoms.
While it is not the goal for clients to never again use computers or the internet, it is possible to adapt behaviour so that more desirable actions and limits are achievable.