Oh, only teenagers? –
July 2, 2020 – Lead author James Donald from the University of Sydney said the rate and intensity of online activity among teenagers is increasing daily.
“We also know that many platforms on the internet are designed to really captivate people and capture their attention,” Dr Donald told AAP on Friday.
Just under 10 per cent of students reported themselves as being ‘highly’ or ‘very highly’ addicted to the internet, with levels of online addiction gradually and steadily increasing across the four year groups.
The teenagers were asked questions such as, “I have difficulty doing activities that are offline activities” and “I feel more irritable when I’m offline”.