People who use the Internet too much may have mental health problems. They may have problems if they cannot get online regularly. A survey from a Canadian university looked at the Internet habits of 254 students and their mental health. Researchers said 107 students were addicted or had problems like depression or anxiety because of their Internet use. We know little about the dangers of Internet addiction and need to do more research.
A researcher explained what problems there are. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] had significantly more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work or school." He added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significantly higher amounts of depression…and [problems with] time management." We need to find out if mental health problems cause Internet addiction.