Forget drugs. We’d rather be on the internet

Young people today are more interested in checking their Facebook profiles and sending BBMs than rolling joints or dealing drugs, a leading expert suggested yesterday.Just under one in five people aged 16 to 24 used an illicit drug in the past year, according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales, one of the lowest levels since the survey began a decade and a half ago.
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/forget-drugs-wed-rather-be-on-the-internet-8191049.htmlAlso see:The net result: an irritable, addicted child gamer
Addiction to the internet has moved a step closer to being classified as a mental illness with the inclusion of ”internet use disorder” in a worldwide psychiatric manual.The move has been welcomed by Australian psychology professionals in response to a wave of always-on technology engulfing children.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/the-net-result-an-irritable-addicted-child-gamer-20120929-26skl.html
www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/screenaddicted-children-may-have-newest-mental-illness-20120929-26s7q.html

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