Internet's Influence on Social Interactions in Japan Bill Gordon July Although Japan in the first half of the s lagged behind other advanced countries in electronic networking, Internet use has surged sincewith Japan now having the second-largest population of Internet users in the world. Recent rapid technological changes in electronic networking and mobile telecommunications are bringing about changes in patterns of personal interaction and the creation of new virtual communities with their own distinct cultures.
Social factors[ edit ] Interpersonal difficulties It is argued that interpersonal difficulties such as introversion, social problems,  and poor face-to-face communication skills,  often lead to internet addiction.
Internet-based relationships offer a safe alternative for people with aforementioned difficulties to escape from the potential rejections and anxieties of interpersonal real-life contact. They resort to virtual relationships and support to alleviate their loneliness.
Psychological factors[ edit ] Prior addictive or psychiatric history are found to influence the likelihood of being addicted to the Internet. But it is generally unclear from existing research which is the cause and which is the effect partially due to the fact that comorbidity is common among Internet addicts.
Internet addicts with no previous significant addictive or psychiatric history are argued to develop an addiction to the some of the features of Internet use: For a systematic review of the kind, please refer to the Springer book edited by Christian Montag and Martin Reuter: Other factors[ edit ] Parental educational level, age at first use of the Internet, and the frequency of using social networking sites and gaming sites are found to be positively associated with excessive Internet use among adolescents in some European countries, as well as in the USA.
In their study, adolescents who were addicted had "lower gray matter volume in left orbitofrontal cortex, left medial prefrontal cortex, bilateral insula, left posterior cingulate cortex, and left supplementary motor area.
According to experts, if children are constantly stimulated by smartphones during infancy period, their brain will struggle to balance growth and the risk of Internet addiction. A mother, tired of playing online games, killed her 3-year-old son. A couple, obsessed with online child-raising games, left their young daughter die of malnutrition.
A year-old teenager killed his mother for not letting himself play online games and then committed suicide.
Another addict killed one and injured seven others. In the absence of "methodologically adequate research", treatment programs are not well corroborated. Identify, challenge, and modify the rationalizations that justify excessive Internet use; Harm reduction therapy to address co-morbid issues: Address any co-morbid factors associated with Internet addiction, sustain recovery, and prevent relapse.
Motivational Interviewing The motivational interviewing approach is developed based on therapies for alcohol abusers. Other psychosocial treatment therapies include reality therapy, Naikan cognitive psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, and multimodal psychotherapy. One study also suggests that desires exhibited in online gaming addiction IGD might have the same neurobiological mechanism as that of substance dependence.
Among them, the most notable is the "special training camp" which combines military training, physical training, and psychological rehabilitation training.
They rode horses, practiced fight, made pottery, and even played drums. No Internet access during the camp, only one hour of mobile phone every day and no game. In addition to learning how to ride a horse, the Internet addiction teenagers also accept a variety of professional advisory services.
Several successful cases have been noted by the news since the inception of equine therapy. The association plans to expand 30 more centers around the country by to meet growing demand for Internet addiction treatment.
Patients in the treatment camp have to follow a strict, semi-military training. In their strictly designed training schedule time 6: Various other legal and illegal camps have emerged in the recent decades in reaction to the dramatically increased Internet-addicted adolescents.This essay will suggest that perhaps there is a need for a refinement or refashioning of existing approaches to the study of social interaction due to such limitations.
In addition, the inexplicable link between notions of the self, individual identity and the social realm will be established, namely through the work of Richard Jenkins. The first part of this essay looks at Internet environmental factors in Japan, such as usage demographics and means of access.
Part 2 examines the formation of virtual communities and the effects of the Internet on personal interactions. The Introduction of the Internet in the s Essays - The introduction of the internet in the s, comprising near-instant messaging solutions (email), instant messaging solutions (IM) and the World Wide Web, changed the nature of both commercial and social interactions.
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