Their Time Online Safe internet use

Q: My child seems to want to be online all the time. Could she be addicted to the internet?
A: Using the internet can become a compelling and time-consuming pastime for your child. The excitement of making new friends, online gaming, and creating then refining a new persona for herself can keep her online. While experts disagree about the possibility of physical addiction to the internet, very high usage can dominate your child’s free time to the exclusion of real-life socializing. There may also be signs of anxiety if she can’t go online to keep up with her life there and maintain her contacts, games, or gossip. If your child’s home life revolves around the computer, do take action. Gradually reduce her ...

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