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INTERNET ADDICTION DISORDER: 30 JUNE 2021 - DWEC AND COUNSELLING CELL

Internet addiction is an umbrella term that refers to the compulsive need to spend a great deal of time on the Internet, to the point where relationships, work and health are allowed to suffer. Understanding the importance of awareness on Internet Addiction, DWEC and Counselling Cell agreed on hosting a session in bringing knowledge about addiction and balancing the same. Hence, Online Session on Internet Addiction was planned DWEC in association with Counselling Cell on 30 th June 2021. Ms. Lathika Chandran, Students Counsellor and also Member of DWEC agreed upon addressing the students.

Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) ruins lives by causing neurological complications, psychological disturbances, and social problems. Internet Addiction has become the need of the hour. Pandemic has given no choice for kids. Ms. Lathika mentioned that youngsters are very affected by technology addiction. Students irrespective of age group have been affected by internet addiction. 24/7 staying online has become mandatory to them. This has been automatically pulling them into addiction.

Ms. Lathika spoke about psychological factors related addiction. Signs of internet addiction were explained in detail. Online session on internet addiction focused on bringing awareness, making it more visible to students. The session identified the issues and presented it in front of students. Techniques to overcome from addiction has given solution to the issue. As a whole the session was very effective and beneficial to students in dealing with internet addiction.

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