Internet obsession and people’s extremely high dependence on social media and online content has now become so deeply integrated into the human lifestyle patterns that they seem to hardly notice any issues caused by this addiction. The problem has now become especially concerning among the younger population, as they cannot imagine their life without gadgets, being surrounded by them since early childhood (Masih & Rajkumar, 2019). Bearing this fact in mind, one might reach the conclusion that children’s and teenager’s brains are extremely affected by the Internet obsession due to severe influence on one’s cognitive development.
Thus, many researchers of the last decade became quite interested in the topic, trying to define the factors which help perceive Internet obsession as a health disorder. Some of the conditions that arise from the addiction, including excessive gaming and messaging, have been suggested by the scholars to be categorized as formal implications that stem from the Internet Addiction Disorder (Kurniasih, 2017). Hence, the major idea behind the following thesis is to categorize the existing data on the Internet addiction among adolescents in order to reach a final decision whether the addiction is to be formally recognized by the researchers’ community. In term of the paper, the following outline would include:
- Introduction that will encompass the general definition of Internet addiction and the topic’s relevance in today’s context;
- The literature review that will consider the existing literature on the topic of the Internet obsession among adolescents, creating a basis for practical research further in the paper;
- Methodological design of the thesis, which is aimed at defining an approach to the data analysis, describing the patterns of its collection and ground for comparison;
- The research study that will include the direct assessment of the primary data, creating a major contribution to the paper’s novelty;
- The conclusion that will summarize all the aforementioned nuances in a concise paragraph, emphasizing major achievements of the thesis.
Kurniasih, N. (2017). Internet addiction, lifestyle or mental disorder? A phenomenological study on social media addiction in Indonesia. KnE Social Sciences, 135-144.
Masih, J., & Rajkumar, R. (2019). Internet addiction disorder and mental health in adolescents. Journal of Depression and Anxiety, S13.