Internet Addictions and Problematic Use of the Internet: Terminology and Causalities
54 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2019
Date Written: November 24, 2019
Realizing that establishing a basic terminology is necessary amongst all stakeholders studying or impacted by “Internet addiction” (health, networks, media creation, psychological, sociological, social and economic consequences), a “Basic Terminology” is assembled from universal references in the English language. The “Basic Terms” can in general be categorized and distributed ontologies built. As the “Internet addiction” and “Problematic Use of the Internet” terms have definitions with often causal structures, an “Internet addiction” Causal graph has been built serving practitioners and policy makers. This terminology work may indeed assist policy makers in different fields such as health, information & networks, as well as society at large.
Keywords: Internet; Addiction; Problematic Use of the Internet; Terminology; Icd-11; Icd-12; Dsm-5; Internet Access Limitations; Ontologies; Causal Graphs; Compulsive Behaviour; Internet-Health Aspects; Internet-Social Aspects; Internet-Economic Aspects
JEL Classification: I12; L86; L88; L96; O33
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