September 7, 2019 HomeArticlesThe real danger of internet addiction. The real danger of internet addiction. By David Keiser Articles, Blog 100 Comments Related posts: Can Lasers Make The Internet Faster? Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really? Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government How we need to remake the internet | Jaron Lanier Tags:addiction, and, boot camp, boy in a band, boyinaband, changing your brain, china, clinical, Crazy, danger, dsm, facebook, iad, insta lie, instagram, internet, internet camp, like, pictures, quit, quit social media, Snapchat, social media, social networks, technology, TED, that, the, trust, twitter Related Posts There is God and there are the Peaky Blinders – BBC My Secret Website for Buying Profitable Amazon FBA Products [Online Arbitrage Tutorial] 7 Actividades Que Puedes Realizar Para Ganar Dinero Por Internet About Author admin 100 Comments Weiner Beans Ha! I already have low self esteem to begin with..! August 9, 2019 Reply Gaming with Lexi I can really agree that the internet lowers self esteem ever since I started using the internet more my self esteem got lower and lower so low that sometimes I didn’t want to leave my house or play with my friends but I know that if I’m not pretty on the outside I am on the inside I have an example: refrigerator. I also got 39 out of 74 in the test August 9, 2019 Reply The Gamming Dilo YouTube I got a 37 “indicative of borderline addiction” I think that means like posssibly being on the verge of being addicted which I agree with August 10, 2019 Reply riolu dewott I have Facebook, but dont use it, I dont think I am addicted that much to the internet I got a score of 22 on the test… Good for me. August 10, 2019 Reply If I knew then what I know now Nickleback!!! Freebird!!!! August 10, 2019 Reply Kaine Hanson I would like to take issue with the "wasting time on LoL" comment at the end. Some of us don't play those games to waste time. we play them competitively to get somewhere in life because we lack more "Practical" and generally more "Accepted" skill sets August 10, 2019 Reply Sinshi Stars WAIT WAS THAT BO BURNHAM DEAR LORD 😂 August 11, 2019 Reply kaylee meier i got 24 of 72 YAYYY!!!! August 11, 2019 Reply Author Vaishnavi I got 38/72….so I'm on the borderline of internet addiction. Should I be concerned? August 11, 2019 Reply Cuber Person I got 40 / 72 on the test August 11, 2019 Reply Marijke van der Heide "Do i look like a girl" Yes, you've got long hair August 11, 2019 Reply Nelco Cx 58 out of 72……. well then :'3 August 11, 2019 Reply Riddles 4 U 10:00 don’t be sorry! That’s the reason I liked the video! That’s and the maple syrup addiction skit. That was epic. Actually this video in general was hilarious! I weirdly enough found myself laughing hysterically! Like proper laughing! (Dunno why but I actually scoffed with you. I seriously do not know why. It must have looked so stupid because I am wearing headphones and it’s late at night. Must have been weird. I’m laughing as I’m writing this. ) there is jus something about your videos. I love them. I wish I could subscribe several times! You deserve more subscribers! Like way more! Ps. I didn’t want to litter you with a million comment so I’m adding it here! 4:28 … mabey a little I actually chose internet too. I feel terrible about that. But think about it! I could charge my iPad while I go to get water from the well! I’m scared! (This is where I’d usually say ‘don’t hug me! I’m scared’ just because I seem to think it’s hilarious even though it’s just stupid. But it’s POINTLESS because you can’t anyways! It would just be a FAST not funny ‘pun’ that wouldn’t even break a smile! By the way I really like your RAP! Sorry I couldn’t help myself! 😂 it’s not a lie though! You’re very underrated when it comes to your music! ) right, I’m not gonna waste anymore of your time. Thanks for reading. If you read it, probably didn’t. Why would you waste time reading my ridiculously long comment? August 11, 2019 Reply Sage If you’re truly interested, read “The Shallows” by Nicolas Carr August 12, 2019 Reply Riddles 4 U I got 32 initially, and then i did it again, Because i realise i didnt give it much thought and got 28. I think the problem is boyinaband’s videos and minecraft. That guess is probably about right. Most of it anyway, I do other things, but it’s mostly that. August 12, 2019 Reply Madison Haryslak Took the test and I am a borderline internet addict. August 12, 2019 Reply Distracted Fan somebody should do this study but w tumblr or instagram August 12, 2019 Reply SSTKxKINGZeus Good thing I don't have Facebook. Jebus August 12, 2019 Reply why do i have subs ? 40 out of 72, huh August 12, 2019 Reply Dilyn Harrington How it went… i turned into an avocado August 13, 2019 Reply Godilly SillyBilly Squiggles: çşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçşçş August 13, 2019 Reply sami haque I took the test and it said I was only a "borderline addict" so I feel pretty okay with myself hahahaha August 13, 2019 Reply Lara .078 I got 24 on that test and it's currently 2:38 am so idk what that says about the test or me but okay August 14, 2019 Reply Darkshot Who the fuck uses facebook nowadays? (unless you are a 40-year-old soccer mom) August 14, 2019 Reply Abigail Freer 13:33 Ah yes, Our Fellow hoomans August 14, 2019 Reply Abigail Freer "Your score was 33 out of a possible 72. Scores in the 30-39 range are indicative of borderline internet addiction." August 14, 2019 Reply Hendrik Enno WTF is that question? Of course basic utilities like water heat and food! August 14, 2019 Reply Angel Gamer79 you know on the internet you can get jobs, then Get money then those utilities August 14, 2019 Reply Redstoner ti F=Depression August 15, 2019 Reply 69696 without any videos injects maple syrupMAAAN THAT FEELS GOODI CAN FEEL THE CANADIAN IN MY BLOOD August 15, 2019 Reply Shayde Two words. Homestar Runner. August 15, 2019 Reply Hannes Viktor Could'nt have Said it beter myself edgelord👍 August 16, 2019 Reply Hans Lindig 16:02You knew what everyone was going to think when you said CBT August 16, 2019 Reply E Ashton i wanna be happy so i am commenting August 16, 2019 Reply Anima Girl Boy in s band : go I look like a girl Me : maybe August 16, 2019 Reply Lemon Boi Lynn Is Dave telling us to actively use social media instead of passively him actually discreetly telling us to comment on his videos? cause if it is, it worked- August 17, 2019 Reply Caitlin Butterworth I actually got 60 out of 72 on the testI also have problems August 17, 2019 Reply 21st_century_americanidiot 2:43 My parents and my friends: You are addicted to Green Day. Me 2:00 : No, I'm not! Listens to more Green Day! August 17, 2019 Reply Watermelon Happy I got 19 out of 72 August 17, 2019 Reply Hamada AG I got 38 out of 70 August 18, 2019 Reply A 12:00 I can vouch for this, i have a crazy hard time interacting with people and almost all my friends including my current irl ones i wouldn't have known as well as i do if it weren't for the internet, where interacted August 18, 2019 Reply Jayden Vincelette Dave Come To Earth, North America, United States, Vermont.I Live HereApparently Our Syrup Is The Best In The World Or Something?Its Also Apparently Where The Rich People Go?Personally I Don't See It.We Don't Get Natural Disasters Here, Our Last Tornado I Think Was Like 40 Years AgoWe Do Get Alot Of Blizzards Though.Why Am I Speaking?Oh YeahS y r u p I s G o o d H e r e . August 20, 2019 Reply Weirdest_Weirdo Noice. August 21, 2019 Reply Lillith Dunn 4:26 who said yes? August 21, 2019 Reply Dylan Owen i have this August 21, 2019 Reply KittyKats I just got hit by a car :C Dave- You deserve it your convinning c- Me- DAVID!! August 21, 2019 Reply Natalie Moffat 9/72, August 22, 2019 Reply Idk I got 21 not to brag or anything lmao August 22, 2019 Reply Ethereal Kiwi91 makes video on internet addiction puts social media links in description August 22, 2019 Reply Crunchy Asmr CrunchyGirl that needle gor me good August 22, 2019 Reply RockingSummer 0:13 including Taiwan in China this guy knows his stuff 🙂 August 22, 2019 Reply RockingSummer 0:13 Including Taiwan in China this guy knows his stuff 🙂 August 22, 2019 Reply Jairus Lin 10:40 2017 Disguised Toast. Feelsgoodman August 23, 2019 Reply Merch Opera 13:39 me, with a gravelly voice: "clever (Foley) girl" August 23, 2019 Reply This is useless The real danger is… Your mother’s minion memes! August 24, 2019 Reply DYNO I got 29… somehow August 24, 2019 Reply J L evangelion background on laptop August 24, 2019 Reply James Cut cut cut broken hurt cut broken why dead I got 37% ^w^ August 25, 2019 Reply Pippin mjkki The youtube chat rooms got me addicted . But there is so much abuse on the chat rooms too . One of my friends was abused and bullied by other on liners that she nearly cracked up . Another friend was so angry over constantly fighting with this guy that he wanted to track him down and shoot him . August 25, 2019 Reply Mr Timeline chinese: people who pass to much time in the internet are adicted me: well looks like my whole famely is addicted now we can procede August 26, 2019 Reply RocketSauce28 Jokes on you, I've been narcissistic and depressed since before I started using the internet a lot August 26, 2019 Reply Iamjenjen 101 I guess that means i need to post a comment, active usage, have a good day e everybody August 27, 2019 Reply MiniTea - Error 707 I can basically never see my friends so I like the internet because I spend part of my day talking to them and we make fun memories sometimes we video call and sometimes it's just super wholesome XD August 27, 2019 Reply debigcheze OK I would normally just comment something along the lines of "fuck you" when looking at something I disagreed with or found flawed, but I like boyinaband and I think "internet addiction" and addiction, in general, have been thrown around rather problematically so I decided to give a shit. I took the internet addiction test that was linked in the description and I got a score of "borderline internet addiction" and was given the option to talk to A CERTIFIED THERAPIST a fucking THERAPIST that could be helping someone out of suicide instead of talking to people who would "be less interesting and happy if not given access to the internet." So if you would be less interesting if not given access to ALL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE UP TO PRESENT DATE you should potentially prevent someone from getting the help they need in order to not KILL THEMSELVES. I do realize that I'm being way extreme in my argument but still. I don't think "internet addiction" is as problematic as these sources are making it out to be. Now, you could argue that this addiction causes depression seeing as facebook is considered the internet and 3:26 but then you might as well call it "social media addiction" instead of blatant "internet addiction" which I think is a sizable problem IF the user does treat social media as some sort of popularity or self-worth scale that directly correlates with their follower count. Those people are what we call dumbass high-schoolers, my friends. But using the term "internet addiction" and classifying it so broadly and having people who are "addicted" go to a therapist is idiotic. Yes, i realize it's been 2 years, yes I realize that it is 3:05 AM right now, that doesn't mean I need to see a professional therapist. Conclusion: fuck you. August 27, 2019 Reply SonicRushX12 10:28 That was the only thing that made me come back to this video. August 27, 2019 Reply Katrina Tusikov my score was 17 yay August 27, 2019 Reply Brian Lowery I got an 11 on the internet addiction. Test August 28, 2019 Reply Mioni Bu Dave: Passive internet usage makes you depressedme in 2019 after Dave disappeared for a year: Bruh August 28, 2019 Reply The Man on The Moon I died at the syrup part August 29, 2019 Reply corben taggart 17:10 jeez that explains a lot August 29, 2019 Reply corben taggart bruv I have an IQ of 116, dyslexia (not like 100% just a bit), general anxiety, social anxiety, social phobia (scared of people in general cause I am a pussy bitch), depression (aka just like everyone else on this planet), and horrible self esteem (once again just like everyone else), and somehow ptsd even though I don't remember sht. August 29, 2019 Reply fjr 335 I took the test and I got a score of 18 out of 72 August 29, 2019 Reply skulqerX Just some more of Daves videos before we call it a day And its already night time August 30, 2019 Reply SabiLewSounds This proves that Twitch is better lol August 30, 2019 Reply Adrian_ monkey i got sixty seven /72 August 30, 2019 Reply Luna I'm commenting this because it'll make me happy and I wanna be happy. August 31, 2019 Reply sourcake "Your score was 35 out of a possible 72. Scores in the 30-39 range are indicative of borderline internet addiction." Well, it's not like i had any doubts. I have nothing else to do anyways, i don't even have friends offline. September 1, 2019 Reply TheKibKing1232 I did the addiction form and got a 22, i thought that was bad until i saw that is said i had little to no addiction. so thats cool gg internet lady September 1, 2019 Reply Thomas McGrath 18 minutes of high quality content that probably took you days of research, while you coulda just memed fiverr. thanks bud for the fantastic content! 🙂<3 September 1, 2019 Reply Just Play Games I usual do not comment nor do I interact much, but I figured this would be a bit nicer than just scrolling through the comments 🙂 September 1, 2019 Reply Deadly Nightmare I got a 34! Im borderline! September 1, 2019 Reply Thatonegingerkid Xoxo does my animal crossing count as internet ???? September 2, 2019 Reply Pi is the best let me fix the title;The real danger of facebook addiction. September 2, 2019 Reply jeremias5959 13:41 im not gonna lie i spent a good 4 seconds confused looking for a message cuz im just listening to the audio September 2, 2019 Reply Nyx I thought I might be but I got a 23/100 on that test so yay! September 3, 2019 Reply Alyssa Weiffenbach I got a 27 September 3, 2019 Reply Dr Big thiswasveryhelpful( ͡° ͜E ͡°) September 3, 2019 Reply Sunberriyu i think the first one of the irrelevant french crap is the study you're looking for September 3, 2019 Reply YAVIAH An effeminate weirdo using his horrible skills as a comedian to defend his internet addiction. September 4, 2019 Reply Matsuo Basho I'm normally fine with syringes, but when I saw that maple syrup in the syringe ugh I actually had to look away. I got a 33 on the test – borderline. September 4, 2019 Reply Arsen Sarukhanyan Maybe Facebook doesn’t cause depression, depressions cause Facebook September 5, 2019 Reply Wa So you're saying if I comment on shit my depression will get better? Sounds like it's worth a try September 5, 2019 Reply Helouise A. As soon as we got a computer when I was growing up I was like attached to it. And I noticed some people arent easily attached to it, even if they like it, they still chose to be outside more. I dont think internet is necessarily a problem in itself. It's good and bad. So I agree that certain types of people are more likely to be addicted to it than others. People gotta be in tune with themselves to know if it's a problem, whether you call it an addiction or not. It really DOES come down to those 3 things (problems with emotions, decision making, and self control!!) As well as f.o.m.o. lolol. At least for me, those are all things I have problems with and I'm glad I can put it into those terms now from watching this!! (See? Productive– oop. Motivations already gone. *sigh*)I searched for your video because I find it hard to get stuff done even when motivated. Often overwhelmed. And I notice the phone doesn't help that so I'm looking back into internet addiction. I have always been a person addicted to something or someone I love. Whether its video games, computer, sleep, etc. I think addiction very likely comes from a place where you're missing something or are hurting, and you need to fix it. "Get ur fix" so to speak. And with the endless options the internet brings, your mind always tells you there is something out there that will help if you just find it. (Cue fairly oddparents "where'd you get that?!" "Uh… internet???") But it never fully satisfies you, you're over it and on to the next. I definitely have the fear of missing out in other situations and online. I don't want to miss out on being a presence on social media with my online friends & just fall off the face of the earth. I don't want to miss out on daily rewards or events in my game, Pocket Camp. I am creative so I get sucked into looking at aesthetic stuff or I laugh at memes. I fear if I walk away from my phone for long ppl will message me and think I'm rude for not answering. I try to use the internet as inspiration but never feel I have time or focus to get anything done, so lately I've started to feel I'm addicted. I wonder if my parents contributed to it by trying to help. So I've taken slightly different tactics with my kids. I'm fair about it and I explain to them, but I'm not as harsh as my parents with the nagging or extreme time limits. I want my kids to learn independence and self control and to listen to their body/mind, like those 3 things… Those 3 things basically sum up all my problems. People who don't get it say its self inflicted, but I give it an honest shot and one of the 3 always stops me from being my best self and I feel exhausted. Even though I gravitate towards more productive things online (even my game = being in a community and having people to talk to) keeping up with friends, learning important things about psychology, events, and hobbies…I still feel like the right time and place thing is a problem. A big anxiety to me with those 3 things is time. I cant decide or I cant have self control (or both) and then time goes by and I feel I'm wasting it but I'm always tired. Which makes me emotional. So I think if I can get myself to put the phone down and stay focused I'd be good. Even turning on a device for music sucks the momentum out of me sometimes!!! or we could just…. WHERE ARE THE CLEANING WIFI ROBOTS SO THEN IT DOESNT MATTER ANYWAY HOW MUCH TIME I WASTE DAMMIT…?!?!? (I was born in '93 so I am grouped with the last of those kids to remember a time before computers and that evil AOL dial up demon screech noises…so lovely…) September 5, 2019 Reply kcis. thx love u. jk. not September 5, 2019 Reply foomongus 122 but what about people like me who have online school and nothing near bt September 6, 2019 Reply Ryder Stockholm when the notification went off i looked at my phone September 6, 2019 Reply TwisT This video gave me depression.. or was it an internet addiction… I can't remember. September 6, 2019 Reply ACguernica The internet kills my productivity. If I'm on here, I'm not editing and recording music. Of course, I usually leave the youtube running while I'm working on an art piece for customer. September 6, 2019 Reply McSoi I can use the internet to figure out how to make my own heat and water. 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