So what is healthy and what is unhealthy Internet use? There’s no easy answer because each person’s Internet use is so different. You might need to use the Internet extensively for your work, for example, or you might rely heavily on social networking sites to keep in touch with faraway family and friends. Spending a lot of time online isn’t necessarily a problem. But if you’re neglecting your relationships, your work, or other important things in your life, than you may have a problem with Internet addiction. Regardless of the name — Internet addiction, compulsive Internet use, problematic or unhealthy computer use — if your online activities are getting in the way of your “offline” life, it’s time to strike a new balance.
A person who is “addicted” to the computer is likely to have several of the experiences and feelings on the list below. How many of them describe you?
-You have mixed feelings of well-being and guilt while at the computer.
-You make unsuccessful efforts to quit or limit your computer use.
-You lose track of time while on the computer.
-You neglect friends, family and/or responsibilities in order to be online.
-You find yourself lying to your boss and family about the amount of time spent on the -computer and what you do while on it.
-You feel anxious, depressed, or irritable when your computer time is shortened or interrupted.
-You use the computer repeatedly as an outlet when sad, upset, or for sexual gratification.
-You develop problems in school or on the job as a result of the time spent and the type of activities accessed on the computer.
-When you are not on the computer, you think about it frequently and anticipate when you will use it again.
I'm not saying I have this disorder, I just want to see some people's thought on this.