If you use Facebook or MySpace, be aware that unless you set your profile to "private" or "restricted," your information - including photos of you, your contact information, and potentially damaging secrets - are available to anyone, anytime. Tweak your privacy settings to limit who can see your profile.
When does internet use become a problem? The following signs suggest that it may be time to seek help:
- Avoiding people to spend more time online
- Sacrificing sleep to spend more time online
- Unable to limit time spent online
- Relationships and schoolwork suffer
- Feeling panicky or irritable when away from a computer
- Anticipating or craving time online
UT's Counseling & Mental Health Center can help.
Students can meet with a professional counselor to discuss their concerns. To contact the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center, call (512) 471-3515
or go to the 5th floor of the Student Services Building (SSB) 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
Free telephone counseling is available to UT students 24/7/365 at (512) 471-2255 (CALL).
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