Do we Kiberzavisimost threatened?

Do we Kiberzavisimost threatened?

The usual morning on the way to work you have already watched their mail on a mobile and respond to the most important posts. And just once in the workplace, you embark on an analysis of official correspondence and to quickly deal with dozens of emails that are stuck for a night in your mailbox. In the eyes of colleagues and bosses you - a valuable employee. But at the same time run the risk of a reputation as a workaholic ...

Whether these symptoms are familiar to you? You are currently viewing your work e-mail on weekends, even if this is not necessary; at any moment lightning respond to received sms; panic, if you forgot home charger for a laptop or find yourself without access to the Internet; ten times a day, go on Facebook, looking not only your page, but also a tape of friends; in the midst of looking for a family holiday, where would retire with your laptop or smartphone ... Our relationship with digital technology sometimes become compulsive, turning into an obsession, an escape from reality, and hence - in a painful relationship.

This relationship is encouraged by society

Kiberzavisimost (code name to designate depending on the sorts of high-tech products), according to psychotherapist Otfeya Michel (Michel Hautefeuille), by manifestations similar to the severe form of drug dependence or alcoholism. This inability to resist the impulse, and the growing pressure from the inability to perform an action, and instant relief when switching to it ... It turns out that the Internet can affect us as hard drugs? Not at all, soothing therapist: "A real computer freak whole life is subordinated to one thing - the computer, and compared to the millions of ordinary people are such people are few. However Kiberzavisimost - this is a real phenomenon which, unfortunately, often do not cause trouble, but just smile others. Many of us are nothing reprehensible in the fact that a person may, in 15-18 hours a day to spend at the computer screen, including on weekends and on vacation, at work or play. And yet it inflicts the same damage as the other forms of dependence. Only we acknowledge it only when it is latent until then, insensible suffering makes itself felt, leading to breakdowns, severe depression or aggressive behavior. "

any dependence to mention the fact that a person has some kind of problem with which he can not cope.

may be, all of us - the potential kompyuteromany? For each of us, man or woman, teenager or adult, can get into the trap of the Internet, appropriate to his individual needs: online purchase on impulse; the need to talk and be heard; games; porn Sigmund Freud ... There are different types of internetzavisimosti: information "bulimia" (the need to constantly keep abreast of developments), games on-line exchanges (day trading) and, of course, online games. "Any relationship is a response to a particular problem, with which a person can not cope, - said Michelle Otfey. - And the first object according to its decision becomes, and then there are complications, and he becomes a problem. " The first alarm that the man gives himself to a computer over a measure, usually comes from relatives: they complain that he literally "fell" out of life. But as a rule, this signal goes unnoticed. The boundary between effective conscious use of digital technology and its dependence on unsteady. On what grounds can understand that the situation is getting out of control? What is the number of hours spent at the computer, the majority deems exceeding standards? It's hard to even imagine a society that above all puts the speed and increased activity, for which, according to the therapist, hiding the main fear of our age - the fear of boredom.

Gambling Network

Internet is used daily by about 28 million Russians *. 12% of them play online games. Typically, men attached to the game in about 20 years, women - 30 years **. The most popular online gambling - poker ***. She is passionate about 7% of respondents. In second place in popularity - preference (about 5%), the third - "one thousand" (a little over 1, 5%). Russians are more likely to gamble online games Residents of large cities of the Central Federal District. The most visited site among players - it is played 15, 6% of respondents. Anastasia Askochensky

To be free - it means to be able to say to yourself, "Stop"

As with respect to various kinds of abuse, you can talk about the human tendency to fall into addiction. "Our clinics are turned patient, a former drug addict, who after 20 years of getting rid of drug addiction had become a slave network games. Since the real cause of his illness has not been eliminated, it is one form of dependence was replaced on the other, - says psychotherapist. - It seems that the network is not so dangerous to health. But in fact it is a real bomb for those who are prone to addiction, because the Internet contains a "bunch" of her all kinds of facilities (sports, sex, chat and so on. D.) And can cause not one, but multiple addictive. " In Russia, as well as throughout the world, the number of people with Kiberzavisimost growing. This is a simple statistic: the spread of the phenomenon increases in proportion to the number of its victims. The trend of the Russian market - it is poker sites (online rate) and social games. To play them, you need to be a member of a social network ( "VKontakte", Facebook ...). In many social games participant gets the more bonuses, the more his friends network will install itself this game. Social games are tightened by the fact that they need to play in a certain period of time, otherwise the player will skip some stages of the game and become an outsider. Notice that it is time to return to the game, are sent to the mobile phone, so that her party perforce resides in the virtual playing field.

So, in spite of the social and market pressures, we should be more vigilant to protect the integrity of their freedom. In other words, do not lose the ease with which we can say to yourself, "Stop" and select "Shutdown" in the computer menu.


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* "Opinion Journal", 2010, № 4 (106).

** According to the materials of the conference "Compulsive gambling: Myths and Reality", which was held in Moscow in June 2006.

*** The survey was conducted research holding "Romir" in July 2008.