DOI: 10.24411/2470-1262-2020-10076

Abstract: The article analyzes the phenomenon of addiction to computer and the Internet and their
negative impact. The term computer addiction came into use in the 1990s as a concept that means
a severe psychological problem, as it harms both the psyche of an individual as well as the
relationship between the person and the social environment. The authors elaborate on the place
computer and Internet occupy in the lives of children, the influences this inflicts on children’s
lives and how it manifests in children’s behavior and interaction with the others in their
surroundings. The article discusses the findings of the survey conducted among the children. The
survey used the questionnaire designed by K. Gasparyan’s and covered 100 students from
different educational institutions. Based on the finding, the authors stipulate their
recommendations on the issue in question.

Keywords: computer addiction, psychological problem, IT technologies, phenomenon of
psychological dependence, information and communication technologies

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Information about the authors:Armine Agvan Baghdasaryan, Anna Abuzet Akopyan (Yerevan, Armenia)-
Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor, Department of Pedagogy,
Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatur Abovyan 0010, the Republic of Armenia, Yerevan, 17 T. Metsi Ave.,

For citation: Baghdasaryan Armine A., Akopyan Anna A.,(2020).
Computer Addiction as Psychological and Pedagogical Problem.
Cross-Cultural Studies: Education and Science
Vol.5, Issue 2 (2020), pp. 53-58 (in USA)