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Internet Addiction and Students: Implications for School Counselors
Charmaine D. Caldwell and Teddi J. Cunningham
Academic use of the Internet was originally intended for learning and research. Since the late 1900s, however, use of the Internet has expanded to become an important part of many peoples’ lives, including students (Chou, Condron, & Belland, 2005). The emergence of students’ behavioral addiction to the internet is becoming an issue that school counselors must be prepared to confront. Internet Addiction (IA) for many students has evolved into a potentially debilitating practice that presents a risk to healthy development in all three of the domains of student functioning as indicated by the American School Counseling Association [ASCA] (academics, personal/social, career; ASCA, 2005).