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Research Article

The Attitude of High School Students in Kuwait towards Internet Addiction and Its Effect on their Health

Dr. Manal Yousuf Alduaij1* and Dr. Hanaa Al-Amari2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Management, College of Business Studies, The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait

2Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, Kuwait University, Kuwait

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Manal Yousuf Alduaij
Assistant Professor, Department of Management
College of Business Studies
The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait
Tel: +965 66622303
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 31, 2015; Accepted Date: February 17, 2016; Published Date: February 28, 2016

Citation: Alduaij MY, Al- Amari (2016) The Attitude of High School Students in Kuwait towards Internet Addiction and Its Effect on their Health. Int J Adv Technol 7: 154. doi: 10.4172/0976-4860.1000154

Copyright: © 2016 Alduaij MY. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The Internet is a new technology that has affected the world; it provided many benefits to its users. At the same time, many people are becoming addicted to Internet and unable to control their use, especially high school students, and this is affecting their health, education and relationships. The aim of this study is to diagnose the attitude of high school students in Kuwait towards internet, and the effect of Internet addiction on their health. Results demonstrated that a high percentage of high school students encounter the problem of Internet addiction. Most of them show traumatic stress, and community violence. They admit that health education is very important in teaching strategies that help them to overcome difficulties and learn healthy ways of using the Internet. In addition, a high percentage agreed that Internet addiction affected their health, it caused mental health problems, it resulted severe headaches and vision problems, and have negative effects on their physical, mental, psychological development and overall health.

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