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    Uso da Internet nos jovens: Um projecto de promoção da saúde [Internet use among youngsters: a project for health promotion]

    Patrão, I. and Pontes, Halley and Santos Rita, J. Uso da Internet nos jovens: Um projecto de promoção da saúde [Internet use among youngsters: a project for health promotion]. In: VI Congresso Internacional de Psicologia da Criança e do Adolescente – Livro de Actas Tecnologia e Criatividade, 22-23 Apr 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. (Unpublished)

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    The Internet is a limited tool without contacts face-to-face by nature, which favors the development of addiction to the virtual space and the activities performed by young people in it. Some behaviors can only be made online on the Internet and not outside that context. The DSM-5 (Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders, 2013) considers important the study of behavioral addictions (ie, without substance), such as dependence on video games (online and / or offline). To talk about Internet addiction should be present some key components: degree of importance (PC, phone, tablet, dominant activity); mood changes (avoidance of social interaction, social skills); tolerance (increased time online, greater investment in activities and behavior in order to achieve the same initial levels of pleasure and well-being associated, eg gambling); withdrawal symptoms compared to non-use (eg irritability, head aches, agitation and sometimes aggressiveness); inter and intra-personal conflicts (loss control); relapse in the face of repeated attempts to stop use. Statistics indicate an increase in access to and use of the internet by Portuguese families (CENSUS, 2011; EUKids, 2012; PORDATA, 2013). We propose to present a health promotion project conducted at a vocational school, secondary school, in the Lisbon area, which aimed to engage all education stakeholders and the community, with respect to the issue of problematic Internet use (PIU).


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 13:42
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 16:19


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