Dino Bozzone

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This study seeks to investigate whether internet habits such as, instances used a day, time spent per week, and age introduced to the internet, have any effect on how lonely we are and how satisfied we are with our face to face relationships. These findings are important as previous studies have shown that those who are lonely suffer from a wide variety of psychological and self reported behavioral issues such as anxiety, depression, boredom, self-depreciation, and interpersonal hostility. Although the internet is widely used and it would be merely impossible to eliminate this use, the findings from this study will give perspective to the optimal amount of internet use and the optimal age to be introduced to the internet in order to avoid problems of loneliness and assure that our society becomes satisfied with their relationships, whether they are face to face or online relationships.

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