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1 Introduction Compared to 2000, Internet use has more than doubled by 2011 (1) . Slovenian data show that in 2011 73% households had access to the Internet and 97% individuals between 16 and 74 years old used the Internet (2) . Despite the fact that the use of Internet is an everyday activity for most people, when taken to the extreme, it may cause serious harm to the individual and/or to his or her social environment. Although the consensual definition and criteria of problematic Internet use (PIU) is still lacking, the majority of scholars agree that

Introduction Problematic Internet use (PIU), defined as “Internet use that is risky, excessive or impulsive in nature leading to adverse life consequences, specifically physical, emotional, social or functional impairment,” is an emerging health concern among adolescents (1). Prevalence estimates of PIU vary across adolescent populations: between 4% and 13% in Europe, with significant differences between countries (2). Among European adolescents, PIU has been associated with negative health outcomes, such as depression and conduct problems (3, 4). Previous

users have personal SNSs accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Sarahah; a recently launched SNS application with the aim of anonymous exchange of messages [ 3 ], [ 4 ]. Although Internet use carries several established benefits, problematic Internet use (PIU) has risen as a global social issue. PIU can be broadly conceptualized as an inability to control Internet use [ 5 ]. Many addictive forms related to PIU have appeared. Of these forms, compulsive Internet use (CIU), a term defining overattachment to certain online activities, was identified to result in

Introduction Although Internet use has been associated with numerous positive effects, negative influences and potential hazards have also been reported in the vulnerable group of adolescents, including Internet addiction (IA) and cyberbullying behaviors [ 1 ], [ 2 ], [ 3 ], [ 4 ], [ 5 ]. The usage of the newly introduced technologies by adolescents, including the mobile phones with Internet access could increase the risk of involvement in cyberbullying and also raise the likelihood to develop IA [ 6 ]. Although there is growing concern about pathological

DE GRUYTER MOUTON DOI 10.1515/commun-2013-0021 Communications 2013; 38(4): 347–365 Łukasz Szulc and Alexander Dhoest The internet and sexual identity formation: Comparing Internet use before and after coming out Abstract: Even in its early years, the Internet was recognized as a medium with great potential for lesbians, gay men, and bisexual individuals (LGBs), espe- cially for LGB youths struggling with their sexual identity. Yet, Internet research related to coming out tends to focus on particular cases or Internet use before and during coming out. Consequently

should guide not only personal life, but also social and political life. More specifically, we focus on the interconnections between political Islam, willingness to migrate and Internet use. Recently, several studies have focused on the importance of the Internet in shaping migration decisions (Vilhelmson and Thulin 2013). The Internet offers constantly updated information about opportunities, it stimulates distant personal contact and interaction via social media and it facilitates the practical organization of journeys by reducing their costs. The Internet is used in

DE GRUYTER MOUTON DOI 10.1515/commun-2013-0003 Communications 2013; 38(1): 41–60 Leen d’Haenens and Christine Ogan Internet-using children and digital inequality: A comparison between majority and minority Europeans Abstract: In this research we focus on ethnic minorities, one of the underserved groups in Europe. In particular, we address the internet use of Turkish ethnic children, aged 9 to 16,1 in several EU countries. We examine the extent to which they can be considered digitally disadvantaged when compared to the majority population in those countries. We

References [1] Guertler D. et al., Factor Structure of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale, CYBERPSYCHOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, AND SOCIAL NETWORKING, Volume 17, Number 1, 2014, DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2013.0076. [2] Kim, K.R. & Seo, E.H, The relationship between procrastination and academic performance: A meta-analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 82, pp 26-33, 2015. [3] Klassen R. M., Krawchuk, L. L. & Rajani S., Academic procrastination of undergraduates: Low self-efficacy to self-regulate predicts higher levels of procrastination, Contemporary Educational

Introduction Internet use and problematic use may be more prevalent in some Asian countries than in some Western countries (1, 2). Nakornthap and Masateianwong (3) found that among Thai people ages 6–24 years, they spent 8 h/day using information and communication technology, such as watching television, playing on the Internet, talking on mobile phones and sending text messages. Wanajak (2011) found a 3.7% prevalence of internet addiction among secondary school students between the ages from 11 to 19-years-old in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Addictive Internet users

dawn of the Internet of Things, please see Montag & Diefenbach (2018). More than twenty years after the initial case report from Young describing “Internet addiction”, the very term “Internet addiction” still remains a matter of ongoing debate, both in the public and scientific community alike. In parallel, many researchers prefer the terms problematic Internet use or Internet Use Disorder (for an overview, see also the edited volume on Internet addiction by Montag & Reuter, 2017a). Further yet, another frequently used term that can be found in the literature