Sending a sexual text, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. When sexting goes badly, it can make you feel ashamed, guilty, embarrassed or anxious.
By learning about the signs and symptoms of smartphone and Internet addiction and the ways to break free of the habit, you can better balance your life, online and off.
Smartphone addiction, sometimes colloquially known as “nomophobia” (fear of being without a mobile phone), is often fueled by an Internet overuse problem or Internet addiction disorder.
Addiction to social networking, dating apps, texting, and messaging can extend to the point where virtual, online friends become more important than real-life relationships.
We’ve all seen the couples sitting together in a coffee shop or restaurant ignoring each other and engaging with their smartphones instead.
While the Internet can be a great place to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, or even start romantic relationships, online relationships are not a healthy substitute for real life interactions.