In this study, the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be considered as a current risk factor in terms of problematic internet use, was examined in the light of the literature. In the research, firstly, the psycho-social effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed in the light of researches conducted in various countries. These studies show that the psychological and social repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic are important as well as the physical implications. Studies have shown that individuals intensely show psychological symptoms such as depression, anxiety and stress during this period. Later in the research, the risk of problematic internet use during the COVID-19 pandemic was explained in the light of theories and models explaining problematic internet use. Problematic internet use risk experienced in this period was explained with a model. In the model, it can be said that the COVID-19 pandemic brought along social isolation, and with social isolation, individuals experience psycho-social problems and the time they spend on the internet increases. It can be said that these psycho-social problems and the increase in the time spent on the internet affect each other, but may also lead to the risk of problematic internet use. Subsequently, the research examined the studies related to the risk of problematic internet use during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the researches in the literature, it has been observed that with the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the problem of internet use of individuals and this situation has negative effects on the psycho-social health of individuals. Finally, in the period of COVID-19, various recommendations have been made to institutions and organizations, mental health professionals, individuals and parents to protect children, adolescents and adults from the risk of problematic internet use.
: 1 Şubat 2021
|APA||Baltacı, Ö , Akbulut, Ö , Yılmaz, E . (2021). Problemli İnternet Kullanımında Güncel Bir Risk Faktörü: COVID-19 Pandemisi . Humanistic Perspective , 3 (1) , 97-121 . DOI: 10.47793/hp.872503|