Internet Abuse and Addiction in the Workplace

Internet Abuse and Addiction in the Workplace

Mark Griffiths (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch286
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Abstract

As with the introduction of other mass communication technologies, issues surrounding Internet use, abuse and addiction have surfaced. This article has a number of objectives. It will first introduce readers to the concept of Internet addiction before going on to look at the wider issue of Internet abuse in the workplace. In this section, generic types of Internet abuse will be described, in addition to further examination of the reasons why Internet abuse occurs. The chapter ends with some guidelines and recommendations for employers and human resources departments.

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