The majority of Americans – 85 percent of adults and 95 percent of teens – use the Internet, and up to 5-10 percent of Internet users are addicted. Are you one of them? If so, according to a new infographic from Insurance.com, your health may be in harm’s way.
The infographic relates that one-third of people consider the Internet as important as food, water and shelter. Furthermore, 20 percent of divorces cite Facebook as a contributing factor; extensive periods of reading off a computer screen leads to bad posture habits; heavy computer use may lead to eyestrain; children who are heavy Internet users may be more likely to show signs of depression; and more. Extensive Internet use is also connected with sleep deprivation, bad posture, relationship stress and ADHD.
“Internet addiction isn’t currently classified as a mental health disorder, although the American Psychiatric Association has recommended more research on this topic, so that could change,” the infographic explains.
See the infographic below for more information: