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
  • Yuichi Wada Tohoku University
  • Tatsuya Horita Tohoku University
Keywords: internet addiction, information ethics education, preventive education of Internet addiction, high school students


Today’s high school students use the Internet for long periods of time. Previous studiesshow 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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