Singapore Institute of Technology

File(s) stored somewhere else

Please note: Linked content is NOT stored on Singapore Institute of Technology and we can't guarantee its availability, quality, security or accept any liability.

Current prevention strategies and future directions for problem Internet use

journal contribution
posted on 2023-09-29, 08:47 authored by Jing ShiJing Shi, Mark van der Maas, Lu Yu, Qiaolei Jiang, Sarah Agasee, Nigel E Turner

There has been increasing interest in problem Internet use in the past five years, particularly in the areas of video gaming and screen use. Social cognitive approaches to prevention are more common than those that target multiple stakeholder groups and take into consideration the geopolitical–cultural aspect of the problem behavior. Additionally, there is a lack of randomized controlled trials and empirical research on this topic. Younger populations are typically studied with a focus on school-based interventions. Tailored programs that require active engagement should be developed and assessed for long-term efficacy with cost-efficiency in mind. Holistic programs that create change in a culture or society without restricting individual choices may also be beneficial in preventing problem Internet use. 


Journal/Conference/Book title

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences

Publication date



  • Published

Corresponding author

Jing Shi

Usage metrics


    No categories selected