Breaking the Habit: Responsible Surfing

Getting hooked to the internet may be the result of three factors:

  1. The internet itself has properties that make it addicting.
  2. You, as an individual, may be predisposed to the addiction, through genetic and/or learned causes.
  3. The atmosphere at OSU may be conducive to getting addicted.

Look at the detailed reasons (listed previously) why the Internet can be addicting, and see which apply to you. There are then two ways to help yourself: change practical situations and look at underlying issues.

Working on the "hows" - the practical roadblocks:

Working on the "whys" - the underlying components

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