Peele 1985 reported that the major motives for addictive behavior are reduction

Peele 1985 reported that the major motives for

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Peele (1985), reported that the major motives for addictive behavior are reduction of pain, and awareness (i.e. escape) enhanced sense of control, power and self esteem (i.e. compensation) and the simplification, predictability and immediacy of experience (i.e. ritual). Hopf, (2004) showed that more frequently they play violent electronic games at beginning of adolescence, the higher will these students violence and delinquency be at the age of 14. The research conducted by Dr. Douglas Gentitle, Asst. Professor in psychology at the Lowa State University found that 10% of Americans teens are videogames addicts according to his survey. Sharif and Surgent (2006) found that adolescents who spent time watching television, playing video games, operating mobile phones and hooked on internet after school, instead of doing their home work more likely to have lower grades Television has become one of the most significant agents in the lives of young children watching T.V has become a routine and inevitable part of student’s life today. TV exposes children to a wide variety of topics and events that they encounter in day today life. To a great extent, they (it) rob student’s study time and this may result in a decline in their academic achievements.
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7 Children consider television as one of the family members in their lives. Watching television has become a more solitary activity and less shared time where the parents are not able to monitor their children which lead to various kinds of negative impact on children. Hunston, (1988), states by the time a child is eighteen years old, he or she will witness 2,00,000 acts of violent including 40,000 murders on television. Winn states that, TV over develops the right hemisphere and retards the development of verbal and logical left hemisphere. In US, the house holds posses at least one television is 99% and number of TV sets the average US household posses is 2.24% & number of hours/day that TV is an average home is 6 hrs 47mts & number of hours of TV watched annually is 250 billion & approximately 4000 studies have examined the TV effects on children Internet Usage by Age: Stanford- (2000) conducted a nationwide house hold survey and interviewed 2,513 adults. The researcher found that 68.9% were regular internet users, which is consistent with previous studies, and that Age in Years Percentage 13 – 29 30 – 49 50 – 64 65 & older 93 81 70 38
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8 13.7% (more than one out of eight respondents) found it hard to stay away from the internet for several days at a time. 12.4% stayed online longer than intended very often or often. 12.3% had seen a need to cut back on internet use at some point. 8.7% attempted to conceal non-essential internet use from family, friends and employers. 8.2% used to internet as a way to escape problems or relieve negative mood. 5.9% felt their relationship suffered as a result of excessive internet use.
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