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Doctor insights on: Internet Safety Rules For Teens

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet. Can she actually become addicted?

My wife spends twelve hours a day on the internet.  Can she actually become addicted?

Possibly: These problems are termed "process addictions" and it is poosible to become addicted to any activity. Are necessary activities and social interactions suffering? Is she aware? Is she unable to stop? Than she is addicted. ...Read more

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My psych actually just told me to look on the internet and try to diagnose myself? Is this negligent?

Not neccessarily: A little more context is needed --- did you reject the psych's diagnosis or not accept it when s/he said it would take some time to figure out what was going on? Or maybe s/he is one of the psychs who thinks the diaignostic categories aren't very useful in teens. There are other possibilities. Best thing is to ask what it is that the psych is trying to get at. ...Read more

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Is excessive internet use harmful to your health?

Use judiciary : Internet used properly can be helpful if you know the site is a genuine one . Some internet sites can harm if you are just following them without logically thinking. ...Read more

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Just read on an Internet forum that tiny percent of people can grow until 37 to 40. Is there any truth to that claim and what could be causes of that?

Just read on an Internet forum that tiny percent of people can grow until 37 to 40. Is there any truth to that claim and what could be causes of that?

Myths: Believing everything you read in the internet may not be the wisest way to live. This obviously untrue myth is so far fetched that I am shocked you would give it any credence. This is a false myth with zero truth to it. ...Read more

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Dr. Sneid..I do have a real dr. And do not get all my info from friends or internet! i spend alot of time researching everything i say. ?

Dr. Sneid..I do have a real dr. And do not get
all my info from friends or internet! i spend
alot of time researching everything i say.
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RealDoc - AlwaysSelf: For each of us, primary decision maker is always ourselves, for better or worse. We decide what we pay attention to, what we will do, if/who we seek out for help (many options), evaluate advice/assistance (good & bad), what changes we make & we live with the outcomes over time. Others may promote they are in-charge, know more (true or not) but our creator did not put them in charge. Avoid demeans. ...Read more

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How can I stop being addicted to the internet ?

How can I stop being addicted to the internet ?

Seek help: All addictions are serious and you need to seek help. Ask your physician for a referral to a psychologist and a psychiatrist as well as a 10 step program in your city. You may have an anxiety problem with obsessive compulsive issues and these are serious issues that require a doctor's help. ...Read more

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Why do some people get away will bullying on the internet?

Why do some people get away will bullying on the internet?

It is nor monitored: The interent is a vast entity that allows people to act in ways that are not healthy. You never know who you are really talking to. However, if a child is being bullyed on the internet, they should tell their parents who could alert the authorities.The problem is that parents do not talk with their children, do not monitor and limit the time in cyperspace. They want others to do their parenting. ...Read more

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I think i'm addicted to the internet. What can I do to help this. Is there an app to treat this?

I think i'm addicted to the internet. What can I do to help this. Is there an app to treat this?

Not likely.: You might consider checking out the mutual support groups that are available on the internet. An alcoholic who wants recovery, and is unable to leave the bar, may find another alcoholic in the bar who is looking for recovery, and together they may do what neither could do alone. The key to recovery is connecting to other people; an app is unlikely to achieve the breaking of isolation. ...Read more

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