Internet addiction is a contemporary problem brought about by easy access to computers and online information. Individuals addicted to the Internet can develop many types of disorders. Corporate executives need to have a better understanding of Internet addiction because employees with Internet addiction can be highly counter-productive as well as cause other legal problems. Internet addiction as an actual disorder began to surface more widely in the media in the late 1990s, as the general public was rapidly making its way onto the information superhighway, bringing its collective dysfunctionality along for the ride. The counseling center at Texas State University identifies five primary forms of Internet addiction: 1. cybersexual addiction, 2. cyberrelationship addiction, 3. net compulsions, 4. information overload, and 5. computer addiction.
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