THE Room For Debate Project.docx - Cynthia Valencia Winter Quarter WRD 104\/B Banwart Room For Debate Project Monday February 5 2018 How has internet

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Cynthia ValenciaWinter QuarterWRD 104/B. BanwartRoom For Debate ProjectMonday, February 5, 2018How has internet addiction become a concern for the youth and society?Moderator: First off thank you for participating in this debate, I can’t wait to hear everyone's insight on this issue. Today we will be discussing the issue of, how has internet addiction become a concern for the youth and society? But before we begin let me allow history to give a little background on the issue. History: Internet addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve the use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. Some Internet users may develop an emotional attachment to online friends and activitiesthey create on their screens. Similar to other addictions, those suffering from internet addiction use the virtual world to connect with real people, as a substitution for real-life human connection, which they are unable to achieve normally. Internet addiction results in personal, family, academic, financial, and occupational problems that are characteristicof other addictions. Impairments of real-life relationships are disrupted as a result of excessive use of the Internet. Individuals suffering from Internet addiction spend more time in solitary seclusion, spend less time with real people in their lives, and are often viewed as socially awkward. Arguments may result due to the volume of time spent online. Those suffering from Internet addiction may attempt to conceal the amount of time spent online, which results in distrust and the disturbance of quality in once stable relationships.Moderator: Thank you for the insightful background information history. Now Nellie, can you introduce yourself and start off the conversation by explaining to us why we are so stimulated by our smartphones?Ms. Bowles: It’d be my pleasure. Hi everyone my name is Nellie Bowles, I’m an
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American journalist and reporter for the New York Times covering internet culture. I recently wrote an article named “Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone”, which claims that to avoid cell phone addiction it is essential to switch your phone to the
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