When you spend more time on social media or playing games than you do interacting with real people, or you can’t stop yourself from repeatedly checking texts, emails, news feeds, websites, or apps—even when it has negative consequences in your life—it may be time to reassess your technology use.
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.
The chat rooms are not equipped to handle such situations.
Additionally, it is unfair to discuss suicidal intentions in the rooms when people cannot contact you directly (don't know your identity) or contact the proper professional help for you in your area. If you have the need to discuss thoughts about suicide or self harm with someone, please use the Crisis & Suicide Resources available at our sister site you try to log in and it says that your name requires a password, add a number or numbers to your name and try to log in again.
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.
Compulsive use of dating apps can change your focus to short-term hookups instead of developing long-term relationships.