Author: Sherry Helms
It is true that today, internet is the world’s biggest and broadest source of knowledge, entertainment, brand building, commerce and education, and has definitely altered over the years the way we live, think, work and communicate. But, this vast system of networking also boasts a darker side — Addiction. Obsession of Internet Surfing, Online Gaming, Cybersex and Chat Rooms is the trash of World Wide Web that has polluted millions of young minds.
This post is our clarion call for all the netizen to prevent themselves and their younger ones from becoming the victim of such life-paralyzing addiction of internet. We have enlisted below some book titles that will help you work against Internet addiction. These books will not only work as a great source of inspiration to not to become an internet addict, but also come out like a ‘web rehab’ for those who are already trapped in the same.
Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap – For majority of North Americans, their favorite sources of entertainment are video gaming and internet surfing. And, the current scenario is they are becoming obsessed with these high-tech entertainment sources, and because of which they start isolating themselves from family and friends, ignoring reality, losing sleep, and even their career. here comes the role of this groundbreaking book. Written by a recovering video game addict Kevin Roberts, this book is based on scientific and social research, offering a step-by-step guidelines for recovery. The author complemented the book by his and others addicts’ personal stories to help obsessive gamers and surfers going against addiction.
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains – With the help of this book, author Nicholas Carr asks every netizens that “As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?” He not only question but also discusses and makes points on this serious issue. Explaining how the printed books helped us to be attentive by promoting deep and creative thought, he asserts that the Internet, on contrary, encourages the quick and distracted notice of little bit information from variety of sources. He makes point that though we are becoming more skilled in technology, we’re losing our ability of concentrating, contemplating, and reflecting.
Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction–and a Winning Strategy for Recovery – Drawing on the expanding stretch of Internet Addiction, author Kimberly Young chronicles the outcomes of her three-year study of Internet abuse to present this book. She further shares in the volume the stories of dozens of lives that were devastated by an irresistible compulsion of internet surfing, MUD games, or chatting with distant and unfamiliar persons just for fun. To help Netizens find out whether they are addicts, she also offers a questionnaire, and further discusses over essential steps that will help compulsive users to regulate their Internet activities in a balanced way.
Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment – This is the book that not only help us assessing Internet Addiction but also offers course of action for its appropriate treatment. Discussing the problems like online gaming compulsion, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction, Kimberly Young provides a comprehensive yet latest overview of the different types of Internet addiction. Drawing on the rapid rise in media and technology use by iGeneration young adults, especially teenagers, this book appeals that an extensive attention to deal with adolescents’ internet behavior is required.
In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior – The online sexual behavior is a problem that was first addressed five years back in the first edition of In the Shadows of the Net by Patrick Carnes and coauthors. Now, this new edition updated with the latest information, trends, and developments is equipped with explicit arrangement for recognizing and altering the compulsive online sexual behaviors. Through personal stories, authors shows online sex addicts that how addiction can make their life so distressful with the factors like divorce, career loss, and financial wreck. Not only this, authors also help them by setting forth a well-arranged path for breaking free from compulsive online sexual behavior, and to sustain a lifetime resumption.