The Internet is growing these days and there are more new services available online than ever before! All sorts of internet activities are now possible. You do not even need to leave you home these days. Being a member of cyber community you can easily choose from different internet activities - you can go shopping or study at the online universities. All these opportunities and possible internet activities are just wonderful.
And earning money on the internet is also pretty easy these days. There are different ways to invest your money or start a new online business with no money at all - modern internet activities allow that, too. And to start your online business or to open an online store you do not even need special knowledge now. There are special firms that will help you to solve all the technical questions that building of online business involves.
Music, movies available at web sites, internet casinos - entertaining internet activities are various. You can easily find the sort of activity that suits you best.
But such a progress in online sector also brings different problems along with it. The number of fraud attacks is much bigger these days than it was before. With the use of so-called electronic cash this number is only growing. So, there is a need to use different means that will allow protecting your online business or simply giving you an ability to surf safely.
And today new - may be even bigger - problem caused by the net is getting more often - internet brings a new disorder. More and more people today suffer from internet addiction disorder. At first everything looks pretty innocent - just a simple overuse of the internet - just a couple of additional minutes on the internet. But slowly it outgrows into a big problem. A person cannot think of anything but online surfing and all his/her thought are devoted to the internet. He/she starts buying internet books and all the related products. Then he/she turns to researching internet vendors in search for better and faster internet. And at the end internet addiction becomes pathological.
Internet addiction disorder is a serious problem and it needs an appropriate treatment. The main thing here is to confess that there is a problem. Most internet addicts think that they simply spend a little more time online and there is nothing wrong about it. They start getting worried only when it is late and professional mental health treatment is needed. But in fact just by understanding the behavior on the internet a person can easily stop the development of internet addiction disorder.
Methods to treat internet addiction disorder are pretty similar to methods of treatment of drug and alcohol addictions. There are support groups but the main problem is that most of these groups are online. And of course there are special Internet Addiction Disorder treatment centers where professional psychologists help to handle the problem. Even in not hard cases of IA it can be helpful to consult addictions professional (but he/she has to be familiar with online addiction specifics).