The internet is highly addictive, with millions of people finding themselves struggling with a behavioral addiction to the internet. The world-wide prevalence of internet addiction (IA) is estimate to be about 6%, which translates to 460 million people.
One of the reasons the internet is so addictive is because it's a constant stream of new information and entertainment. With all this news and information, people may feel like they're missing out when they aren't on the internet. And because we use the internet for so many things like work, school, and keeping up with friends, it's easy to feel lost when you aren't connected.
How do you know if you're addicted to the internet? If you find yourself constantly thinking about surfing the web, or you find that your internet usage is coming before other, more important things, this could be a sign that you're addicted. If you spend your time on the internet instead of getting work done, attending important events, or spending time with the people who are important to you, it's clear that the internet is getting in the way of your daily life.
And if you've tried to cut your internet usage but have been unable to do so, this is definitely a sign of addiction.