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Dealing With Internet Misuse in the Workplace

Employees with Internet access on the job are abusing the privilege by spending hours sending and receiving personal email, perusing newsgroups, socializing in chat rooms, and playing interactive games. Managers either know or suspect what's happening, which leads to computer-related firings and a growing climate of misunderstanding and distrust. Clinical research shows that workplace issues resultant from Internet abuse range as follows:

Clinical research shows that workplace issues resultant from Internet abuse range shown in graph

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APA Reference
Writer, H. (2009, January 4). Dealing With Internet Misuse in the Workplace, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, September 15 from https://www.healthyplace.com/addictions/center-for-internet-addiction-recovery/dealing-with-internet-misuse-in-the-workplace

Last Updated: June 24, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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