Types of Internet Activity

What types of Internet activity can lead to problems?

There are 5 main types of activities that may become problematic (Young, 1996) :

  • "cyber-relations": developing online relationships, through email, chat rooms, discussion forums, blogs, dating websites etc.
  • Online video games: MMORPG (See FAQ: World of Warcraft) and others
  • Cyber-sex: searching for and viewing pornographic material online
  • Online gambling, shopping and investing in the stock market
  • Searching for information: Accessing various news and information websites


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