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essential element of daily life, the use of ICT has become an object of social worry, especially regarding adolescents. This worry has evolved among adolescents because ICT is a vulnerable collective of the moment and the social environment in which they

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activities through web browsers ( Lavoie & Ladouceur, 2004 ) and smartphone apps ( Calado, Alexandre, & Griffiths, 2017b ) has created social issues ( Griffiths, 2003 ). Adolescents can be highly vulnerable to video games with loot boxes, and conventional

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Introduction Having taken the first steps on their own, there are junctions at which adolescents need a helping hand. Have I gone too far? Is what I am doing dangerous? Deviant? Often feeling lost, a growing number of

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Claudia Marino, Elena Mazzieri, Gabriele Caselli, Alessio Vieno and Marcantonio M. Spada

Introduction There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that problematic social media use (also termed “disorder” or “addiction”) is an emerging mental problem, particularly among adolescents (e.g.,  van den Eijnden

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Christoph Randler, Lucia Wolfgang, Katharina Matt, Eda Demirhan, Mehmet Barış Horzum and Şenol Beşoluk

smartphones are like laptops because of including web browsing, WiFi, third-party apps, etc. ( Katz & Aakhus, 2002 ), and in the twenty-first century, they are more portable and attractive, especially for adolescents. A great number of adolescents enjoy using

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Claudia Marino, Tatiana Marci, Lucrezia Ferrante, Gianmarco Altoè, Alessio Vieno, Alessandra Simonelli, Gabriele Caselli and Marcantonio M. Spada

investigate the association between attachment styles, metacognitions, and PFU among adolescents. Adolescents are considered to be the most active age group on social media and the most vulnerable to possible negative consequences of SNSs use including

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adolescents ( Chun, Shim, & Kim, 2017 ). Therefore, we believe that an assessment of the effectiveness of psychological interventions for Internet addiction among adolescents requires a meta-analytical investigation because Internet addiction is prevalent

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Introduction Internet gaming, a global phenomenon, has become one of the most popular leisure activities among children and adolescents. Although it remains recreational for most, clinicians and empirical studies report that

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Ji-Bin Li, Anise M.S. Wu, Li-Fen Feng, Yang Deng, Jing-Hua Li, Yu-Xia Chen, Jin-Chen Mai, Phoenix K.H. Mo and Joseph T.F. Lau

Introduction Online social networking has become very popular and affects all aspects of adolescents' daily lives ( Pantic, 2014 ). Over 70% of the American teenagers were social media users in 2012 ( Bull, Levine, Black, Schmiege, & Santelli, 2012

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Ji-Bin Li, Phoenix K. H. Mo, Joseph T. F. Lau, Xue-Fen Su, Xi Zhang, Anise M. S. Wu, Jin-Cheng Mai and Yu-Xia Chen

Introduction Depression, the most widely reported psychiatric disorder ( Knopf, Park, & Mulye, 2008 ; Thapar, Collishaw, Potter, & Thapar, 2010 ), is an important public health issue among adolescents. Over 9% of adolescents

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