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Teen Internet addicts more likely to hurt themselves

Posted on Thursday, December 10 2009 @ 08:26:43 CET by

A Chinese study revealed teens addicted to the Internet are more likely to have behavioral issues along with a higher likelihood for self-harm:
During the study that involved 1,618 teenagers between the ages of 13 to 18 from the Guangdong Province in China, some of those surveyed admitted to hitting themselves, burning, pinching, and other forms self-abuse. People who admitted to being addicted to the internet reportedly were 2.4 times more likely to have hurt themselves in the past six months.

Specifically, less than one percent said they were severely addicted to the internet, while around 10 percent were moderately addicted.



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