Online Timer for children
Time is a valuable resource; we can never get back time that has already been spent, so it is a good idea to make the best of it. One of the most common problems in today’s technologically-advanced society is overuse of the internet.
In the past, when dial-up was the only form of internet available to the public, most people had limited amounts of hours they were allowed to be online, determined by their ISP – or their bill would punish them for overuse. Today, nearly every internet plan is high-speed and unlimited. Since this is the case, overuse of the internet is possible for anyone. This blog post will be dedicated to the issue; we hope to shed some light on just how serious internet overuse can be – and offer some helpful solutions.
And before we begin, you might be asking yourself what Online Clock‘s role is, in this discussion of internet addiction and the ways in which some people spend too much time online.
OnlineClock.net believes we can play a small role in helping people to limit the amount of time they spend online:
Set an online timer to remind yourself when it’s time to go offline and engage in more real-world activities.
It’ll be good for you and you’ll be glad you did it!
Now, to point out just how serious overuse of the internet can be, it is important to know what the consequences can be.
One excellent example was found in the Harvard University Gazette in 1999, around the time when the issue first began to receive attention. In the article titled “Computer Addiction Is Coming Online, ” author William J. Cromie reports the story of a recently-divorced woman who spent excessive amounts of time online, neglecting her children. She had new access to games and interaction with other people online, trying to “escape” her depression and problems associated with the divorce. When her ex-husband saw how much time she was spending online and the obvious neglect of their children, he sued for custody – and won. The court ruled that the woman spent “too much time online, ” therefore neglecting the kids.
Clearly, spending too much time online can have more serious effects than not getting the dishes done or not going to the gym faithfully. In this case, a woman lost her own children because of the amount of time she spent online.