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Research study on Youths' Internet/addictedness.

Manama: April 28 -- (BNA)-- A new scientific research study on the subject of: (Youths' Internet Addictedness and Ethical Values recommended in the Kingdom of Bahrain) conducted by University of Bahrain (UoB)'s Assistant Professor, Dr. Hashim Awad, revealed the need to opt for remedying the phenomenon of internet addiction in youths, through understanding the dimensions of this phenomenon and its negative repercussions on conduct and ethical values of youths, and also by carrying out an awareness campaign in order to highlight the positive and negative aspects of the internet in order to prevent succumbing into the vicious circle of internet addiction and its hazards.

The study suggested designing programs through which expert guidance can be provided on the usage of youth-appropriate technologies in order to develop gradual internet access and withdrawal from the virtual world into the real world, and to appreciate natural life situations. The study recommended provision of necessary guidance to internet-addicted youngsters in order to increase their capability to exercise self-restraint, observe the relevant psychedelic sociological variables resultant from internet addiction which affect standard of education, self-confidence, depression, familial disunity and precise selection of peer group.

The study also recommended the designing of sensitization programs for parents (both mom and dad) of internet-addicted minors with focus on parental love, compassion and assisting minors so as to solve their own problem. The researcher discussed a study published in Egypt recently on the impact of social media on youths and the nature of exposure to internet addiction.

The researcher has conducted a series of tests in order to measure a set of values and the phenomenon of internet addiction. The researcher used appropriate statistical techniques in order to determine the aspects of correlation in youth and hence to determine their behaviors. (IY)

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Date:Apr 28, 2013
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