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Fun Articles > i spend too much time online!
Identifier:
2012.IMA.44
Date available
October 10 2008
Date captured
June 15 2012
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© Steve Wisbauer/Getty Images
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"I have a problem with staying on the computer too long, and I need help. I stay on it all day, and if someone asks me to go outside, I say no. I am addicted to MySpace and things like that. How can I stop?"

Katie, 15, Williamston, SC
AWe can relate, Katie: Sometimes the Internet can draw you in so deeply, you don’t even realize how much time has passed while you’re on it! One thing can lead to another, and suddenly those one or two profiles you wanted to check out on MySpace turn into 20 or 30. Plus, there is e-mail, chatting, games ... and so on and so on. Cutting back on your online time can be tough, but the fact that you recognize your need to do it is an amazing first step. Now, for your second step: Set a timer (like the one on your watch) for 30 minutes, and put it next to you when you go online. When the timer rings, force yourself to log off the computer. For the first week, limit yourself to three 30-minute sessions per day. This will give you enough time to check the things you need to and to play around, but it won’t suck away your entire day. Also start replacing your Internet habit with other habits — make plans to hang out with friends, try playing a new sport, write in your journal, join a school club, or even help your parents around the house. Soon you’ll be so busy with fun new activities that cutting down your Internet usage won’t seem as hard. You’ll be distracted from the computer and appreciate that there’s a whole big world beyond your keyboard and screen. But if you have trouble sticking with our suggestions (and/or your time online starts to negatively affect your grades or your friendships), you might need additional help kicking the habit, so discuss the situation with your parents or a counselor. Good luck!
 

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