Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Coping with internet addiction - Management Line - Executive Style - Sydney Morning Herald Blogs

 

The Internet has shaped and dominated lives. People’s work and non-work habits are in many cases now built around the web.

But a new problem has emerged: Internet addiction. According to one study, reported here, 87 per cent of business travellers surveyed said they would bring smart phones into the bedroom, 84 per cent said they checked their phones right before going to bed. 80 per cent said they did it after waking up. More alarmingly, 35 per cent said they would choose a smart phone over their spouses. There are some pretty sick puppies out there.What makes an internet addict? And more to the point, how do we fix the problem?

Coping with internet addiction - Management Line - Executive Style - Sydney Morning Herald Blogs