This infographic about Internet Addiction paints a concise picture of the many issues that we need to be concerned about relating to heavy Internet use. Today, heavy internet users are not the geeks and gamers closed up in their rooms. It’s pretty much all of us — whether it be for work, shopping, Facebook, entertainment, school — we are all using the Internet in our daily lives and frequently spending a large part of our day online.
It’s only in recent years that mental health professionals and others have started to take a serious look at how this drastic shift in how we spend our time, get our information, interact with others and get through our days, is actually impacting our mental (and physical) state. The Internet is changing who we are, how we function and how we think. So it’s worth paying attention.