Examination of an Educational Practice that Prevents and Alleviates Internet Addiction by Increasing Awareness of Internet Use and Addiction in Japanese High School Students

  • Shunsuke Inagaki Tokyo Metropolitan Kohoku High School Tokyo Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Miyagi
  • Yuichi Wada Graduate School of Information Sciences,Tohoku University, Miyagi
  • Tatsuya Horita Graduate School of Information Sciences,Tohoku University, Miyagi


Today’s high school students use the Internet for long periods of time. Previous studies show that high school students are more addicted to the Internet than other generations. Thus, the Internet addiction of high school students is an urgent issue. To address this issue, the current study developed an educational practice that increases awareness of Internet use and addiction in high school students. This practice impacted the prevention of and improvement in Internet addiction in high school students. This paper summarizes the methods, results, and discussions on this educational practice.


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