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Al Bellamy Department of Interdisciplinary Technology School of Technology Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan Cheryl Hanewicz Department of Interdisciplinary Technology School of Technology Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan This study explored the influence that personal relations and communications within Internet chat rooms has on a user's Internet Predisposition - a concept developed to refer to what psychologists have vicariously termed as Internet addiction.Two measures of Internet Predisposition were utilized: a quantitative measurement based upon time spent in chat rooms and the Internet, and a four item Internet Predisposition Scale (IPS) developed by the authors.The sullen teenager who lurks in his room surfing the Internet for hours on end is not being antisocial and withdrawn.He is actually building his social skills and civic awareness, according to research.Given the prediction that 80 percent of American households will be connected to the Internet by 2000 (Young, 1998), Internet addiction is perceived as a possible societal epidemic.To address this increasing concern, The Center for On-Line Addiction (1998) has classified Internet addiction into five specific types: Cybersexual Addiction – Addictions to adult chat rooms or cyberporn.Results of the study indicate that the IPS is significantly correlated with certain personal relations and communication variables.It further revealed stronger correlation between these factors and the IPS in comparison to the quantitative measurement of Internet addiction.

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I told no one, immersed and isolated in my secret life. In moments of fleeting clarity, I wanted to understand what was happening to me. Was it just my marriage problems, or was there something deeper causing me to behave that way?See full summary » A mother protects her stepdaughter after the teenager witnesses the murder of her best friend, but is soon forced to come to grips with the terrifying possibility that her stepdaughter may be the real killer.Faced with her parents' recent divorce, her mother working long hours and her high school boyfriend dumping her, 16-year-old Martha looks for solace in the world of Internet chat rooms.The concept of Internet addiction has recently entered the social problem lexicon.Inordinate amounts of time spent engaging in various types of Internet activities such as muds, chat rooms, and discussion groups have been cited as having a negative impact on social relationships, marriages, school achievement, work performance, health, and other vital life functions (Young, 1998; King, 1996).