n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Internet use : breakthrough or breakdown? : child & adolescent therapy and e-therapy

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



With the expansion of global communication, social interactions supported by modern technologies have become an important part of our personal, professional, educational and political lives. The internet is a defining feature of modern life, it represents the most increasing mass medium of the last years. Besides television, radio and print media, it belongs to the most important media to get information and news from. Moreover, the Internet is a multi functional medium with a lot of interfaces to fulfil several services. Apart from the simple task of providing information and news, it serves the human desire of communication through emails, chats, forums and Internet telephony. Furthermore, it provides a medium to satisfy nearly all primary and secondary human needs. In this context the Internet represents the most powerful medium of modern mass media, because it provides a huge number of services with a great variety.

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