Disable the Internet for a while
The Internet may cause addiction when used excessively, and may lead to academic decline as a result of preoccupation with it rather than study; so it is recommended to disconnect the Internet entirely from time to time by:
- Pull the Internet cable out of electricity, turn off the wireless connection, turn off the modem or router, and refer to the types of routers that allow you to set a time when the Internet can be used.
- The other way to disconnect the Internet when you can’t force yourself to do so is to tell someone to do the job, making sure you control the actions or precautions that prevent you from restarting the Internet again.
- On the other hand, you can participate in some household or social chores to temporarily refrain from using the Internet, such as helping with preparing meals, going out with friends on a trip, or visiting a shopping mall, while avoiding places where the Internet can be used free of charge as coffee shops.
Set time to use the Internet
A specific time must be set to use the Internet, by setting the alarm or a timer that works after a certain period of about 30 minutes, for example, so that the Internet will be removed as soon as the specified time has elapsed.
To reduce the time allotted for using the Internet, you must replace the internet by other means. For example, you can contact one of your friends by telephone instead of by email and with whom he or she commits daily to leave the Internet.
Protect sent data
People can send some confidential information over the Internet, such as usernames, passwords, or credit card numbers, in which case you should ensure that they are sent securely.
This can be done through a lock called the Internet browser security lock located in the corner at the bottom right of the browser window or by the side of the address bar. The lock must be in the lock position and not the unlock (closed and not open).
- ↑ Jack Cola (25-9-2009), “5 Tips to Prevent Internet Addiction and Study More Effectively”، makeuseof.com, Retrieved 4-5-2018. Edited.
- ^ أ ب “How to Avoid Internet Addiction,”com, Retrieved 4-5-2018. Edited.
- ↑ “How to protect yourself while on the Internet,”computerhope.com,4-1-2018، Retrieved 4-5-2018. Edited.