Digital Addiction among Adolescents

Digital Addiction


It is hard to look away from computer monitors and gadget screens. However, exercising e control over this human tendency is important in order to not get addicted to technology.

Definition of technology addiction

Technology addiction can be defined as the recurrent and compulsive technology-usage which is increasingly done regardless of drastic outcomes for the user of technology.

What makes technology addictive?


Technology fulfills the humane want for dynamic environments and excitement with great efficiency (usually by means of augmented/virtual reality and quality graphics).

Being an escape from reality, it can be a monotony killer and a societal adhesive

What about playing video games?

One facet of human psychology is its desire to feel proficient, self-governing, and significant to other people. Exigent video games let participants feel, as they progress through levels, that they are good at something.

The same reasons and objectives that impel individuals to chase accomplishment in the actual world are often present in the virtual world. One can accumulate virtual affluence or reputation by spending time on games, and this virtual wealth and experience points may translate into some version of actual recognition: Gamers nowadays post walkthroughs of their games of choice on YouTube and other such video sharing platforms, in order to reach out to other gaming enthusiasts.


A problem arises however, when the make-believe world becomes more exhilarating than the actual world.