Journal Excessive Internet Use: Implications for Sexual Behavior by Mark Griffiths on the Topic of Sexual Internet Addiction
The Internet has become a big part of people’s lives and most people rely on it to play games, shop, chat with friends, and for academic work. While the internet can provide information that will be useful, it can also be a tool for fulfilling your sexual desires and become very addicting. The journal titled “Excessive Internet Use: Implications for Sexual Behavior” by Mark Griffiths explores the areas of sexual internet addiction and its excessive usage in the UK. Griffiths mentioned that the internet can be used in many different ways that provide pleasure to someone. While many people use it sometimes for a quick “alone time”, it can become a serious addictiont These addictions include an addiction to viewing and downloading pornography, participating in online relationships, among others.
A survey was conducted that provided some idea on what people do on the internet He also provided information for parents who are concerned about their children being exposed to pornography, As a result, with the computer technology improving dramatically and the internet becoming more accessible, many children and teenagers are becoming victims of sexually related crimes and cyberstalking, A survey research on excessive Internet use for sexual desires has been conducted on college students by giving them a questionnaire that included questions about their purpose for using the internet, For example, some people said that they talk to their friends, play video games, gamble, and engage in internet sex. The results were that a small amount of users admitted that they used the internet for sex However, it was mentioned that these kinds of surveys do not prove that internet sex addiction exists but do prove that addicted individuals spend more time on their computers and less time with real people face-to-facet
The internet is a scary place, and causes parents to debate whether children should use the internet or not. Another survey was conducted in the United States by the Annenberg Public Policy Center on parents who are concerned about their children using the internet due to pornography being easily accessible. It turns out that 75% of parents were scared about their children being exposed on the internet and one of every four parents mentioned child pornography, To help with the concern of the parents, the author provided a list of steps a parent can follow to prevent their children from accessing pornography The list included information such as being with their children when they access the internet, install filters that block that type of content, and to ignore any messages that contain harmful materialt With these steps taken into consideration, their children will be safer while surfing the internet and help with preventing cyberstalkingt