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Sunday Territorian 3 Nov 2019



Sunday Territorian 3 Nov 2019


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INTERNET addiction is the drug of this generation with new Australian research revealing it leads to mental health issues in teenagers and will be a serious handicap as they grow, producing lowachieving, unmotivated adults. Normal, well-balanced teenagers are falling prey to compulsive internet use, such as gaming and social media, with violence, school refusal, loss of control and sleep and lying about devices some of the symptoms. The authors of Compulsive internet use and the development of self-esteem and hope, are calling for interventions to teach teenagers to foster healthy habits, particularly NTNE01Z01MA - V1 More codes, less cash 1800 174 079 | ntnews.com.au/dollar *Digital Membership + Weekend Delivery: $4 billed approximately 4 weekly for the first 8 weeks. After the first 8 weeks it is $30 billed approximately 4 weekly. Renewals occur unless cancelled in accordance with the full Terms and Conditions. Not in conjunction with any other offer. New customers only. Not available to any person who has previously breached any of our subscription terms and conditions. Home Delivery not available in all areas. Allow up to 5 days for home delivery to commence. Prices after the introductory pricing period may be varied in accordance with the full Terms and Conditions. See www.ntnews.com.au/subscriptionterms for full details. ^+Rewards are accurate at the time of publication, subject to change and provided you remain a member. For full +Rewards terms and conditions, please visit plusrewards.com.au. $1 a week for the first 8 weeks. Min. cost $4* Weekend paper delivery full digital access All your local and national news delivered with Saturday and Sunday home delivery*. Enjoy a personalised, member only digital reading experience with less advertising. Freebies, giveaways and discounts through our +Rewards members loyalty program . HURRY OFFER ENDS 11 NOV IdealIc FamIly Home In PrestIge BeacHsIde suBurB 4 A 3 B 2 C agent: Michael Van De Graaf 0413 450 075 Modern & spacious ground level house on 1020sqm block Separate residence/ 4th bedroom / mancave with own bathroom Master bedroom with ensuite and access to the outdoor area 6m x 6m lockable shed and large secure area ideal for the boat, caravan & trailer Open living/dining flowing to outdoor entertaining area Full reticulated tropical gardens incorporating the shaded 7m x 4m pool All PrOPerty inFO text 35ClA tO 0488 810 057 oPen: Sat 11:00 - 11.40am Sun 11:00 - 12pm 35 claymore cIrcuIt Brinkin $890,000 Internet the drug of teen generation CLARE MASTERS given internet use and devices are now mandatory in primary and high schools. Just being on the internet or gaming isnt the problem, it is the lack of control. It is an addiction, it is the drug of this generation and it is powerful, said co-author Professor Joseph Ciarrochi from the Australian Catholic Universitys Institute of Positive Psychology and Education. We found the ones who get addicted then start to experience damage to their character. This suggests even youth who are hopeful and high in self-esteem can become addicted and such addiction will likely damage their sense of self, he said. This is going to be one of the biggest issues of the next 20 to 30 years and no one is immune. Previously a lot of addiction behaviours fell on the lower socio economic areas for example, but all kids are at a disadvantage and the games are like cigarettes, they are designed to addict you. The study examines how compulsive internet use can damage core psychological skills of self-esteem and hope, vital indicators of young peoples wellbeing defined as ability to define goals and achieve them. The research found 15 per cent of teens surveyed were struggling with compulsive internet use and the examination is the first longitudinal study of its kind, surveying nearly 3000 adolescents. 52 NEWS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3 2019

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